Herald: Music fee hikes could scuttle WJIB

Roger Kirk rogerkirk@ttlc.net
Wed Jan 31 20:02:06 EST 2007

IRC, SESAC now represents several prominent composers/arrangers that 
hitherto  nested with ASCAP and/or BMI e.g. Neil Diamond, possibly Bob 

Some stations do not play songs by those composers because of the 
additional performance rights owed.

Doug Bassett wrote:
> --- Dan Strassberg <dan.strassberg@att.net> wrote:
> ( [snip] I once knew what the
>> initials SESAC stood for, but
>> I can no longer remember.)
> SESAC originally stoof for Society of European Stage
> Authors & Composers, though they would rather just be
> called SESAC these days.  SESAC operates as a
> for-profit enterprise, keeping a certain amount of
> royalty income for itself, while ASCAP and BMI
> distribute all royalty income to composers and/or
> publishers (less administrative costs, of course). 
> SESAC has moved away from their original mission of
> collecting fees for European artists, and is,
> according to their website, the "most innovative and
> fastest growing performing rights organization in the
> U.S."
> http://www.sesac.com
> I don't know why, but the whole royalty collection and
> distribution process fascinates me for some reason. 
> When filling out those dreaded ASCAP and/or BMI logs
> once or twice a year (I've never had to fill out one
> for SESAC), I have occasionally been known to write
> legibly. :)
> Doug B.
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