Copyright fees hit restaurants

Ashland restaurants struggle with hefty copyright fees for live and recorded music.

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Ashland restaurants struggle for funds needed to pay BMI and ASCAP copyright licensing fees for live and recorded music played on their premises.

One Ashland restaurant has chosen to turn off the music, while another held a fundraiser to allow continued use of live and recorded music.

Many restaurants and bars pay the fees to Broadcast Music Inc. and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, in the range of $300 to $500 annually for small venues, with $1,500 a typical cost for large clubs in this area, say sources in the business.

Read more at the Mail Tribune.

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