Billboard: ESPN Asked to Pay More Than $15 Million Annually to License Ambient Stadium Music

I wonder how, exactly, BMI determines what was played so they can fairly compensate the right creatives behind that music.

The answer is: they have no clue. They will apply their archaic generalized formula and make a wild guess then pay the most popular songwriters and composers. They’ll keep 12% for themselves and a good chunk in reserve , in a bank account where the keep the interest, in case they guessed wrong.

The PROs are a sham. Sad that music creatives don’t demand better.

ESPN Asked to Pay More Than $15 Million Annually to License Ambient Stadium Music
Billboard

In response to ESPN’s demand that a New York federal court determine a reasonable license fee for the performance of songs on its cable sports networks, licensing agency BMI is noting the “vast amounts of music played loudly and prominently in stadiums and arenas,” ambient noise that is often picked up by the broadcaster’s microphones and heard by its viewers. Read the full story

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