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Performance Tax a Wasted Effort?

The more I watch this fight over artists wanting to be paid for their the less sense it makes. These artists are trying to say their songs helped make the popular… to an extent, that’s somewhat true but the made them MORE popular and usually, it’s the station that came first. I’m not the biggest fan of the state of urban right now, outside of all the economic woes, my greatest frustration is the overload of syndicated shows, but isn’t it the older jocks like who helped bring a resurgence to artists from the 70s and 80s? I have a friend who books acts and he confirmed that you would be at who you can get for $3000.00. Tom made a killin’ with those shows (laugh).   Radio is just not responsible for putting food on the artist’s table, at least not in the form of money. Has the artist paid the station……OOPS.. (laugh). This is a fight that seems to incorporate older artists who are pretty much at the 5pm point of their careers. Shift complete. Someone pointed out why not just have all the artists sign an agreement, who to be paid and who promotion…. that will take care of the problem immediately… Your thoughts in our new forum on the subject….

CEO of RF Focus, Radio and Music Industry Veteran. Radio DJ, Programmer, Musician and Voice Talent. Graduated from Performing Arts in Buffalo, N.Y. and worked at the legendary KKBT (92.3 The Beat) during its nationwide heyday in the early 90s. Also worked for Stevie Wonder at KJLH.