Looks like the laws in the U.S. are changing. More interesting info…http://www.ascap.com/press/2014/0225-ascap-statement-on-sea.aspx
Change is in the wind….Another interesting read:http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/business/media/pandora-suit-may-upend-century-old-royalty-plan.html?_r=2&referrer
“We’re devaluing an entire industry rapidly and recklessly. It’s totally insane, even the customers can’t believe how cheap the work is selling for here.”
I agree with this completely. A new company called Audiam is making a start at collecting royalties from Youtube videos. Although it is not going to happen overnight it may be a game changer in the long run… Royalty Free does not and never will mean Copyright free. The intentions of the use is the key. I personally don’t see why we as composers can’t put the music out there for use at a reasonable price but also get the royalties when it is used for bigger markets. It does not cost the client or AJ anything so maybe it is a matter of educating license purchasers and getting AJ to let us submit music that is PRO registered….