the real way it works is that bars or lounges or reception halls pay a fee to BMI etc...
comparing different professions in the manner being done to somehow think an argument is made the way things done is insane....IS insane.....it is like trying to compare a pro athlete's wage structure and contract application to....say.... an auto worker....ridiculous.....apples and oranges.
the ignorance on this issue is amazing imv.
this statement is completely errant and bogus.
'It's gotten so bad now with digital rights management that people who play music at a wedding reception, have to buy a PERMIT for the music they play and have a number of listeners included ... so that every listener has to pay his share for ... hearing the facsimile! '