When I see something like the "Performance Rights Act" (or performance tax , as most are calling it), I can draw one of two conclusions: 1) Legacy media (and their partners in government) really don't understand that there's a fundamental flaw in their business model, and are trying to use the government to hold back the coming flood. 2) Legacy media understands perfectly well the doom that they are facing, and they are simply trying to suck all the blood out of a dying beast before moving on. There is a very big problem if the two biggest threats to your music business are having fans that want to hear your music and having those fans who want to share it with others. I truly feel bad for radio stations. Remember when record companies would *pay them* to play their music? Now they're trying to *charge them*. Astounding. Technically, even the idea of charging radio to play music isn't quite accurate. They want to *tax* them. Here's my suggestion to the RIA
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