Spying on the Local Band

Are PROs hurting local musicians by spying on local bars and restaurants? This story from Philadelphia illustrates how far PROs are willing to go when collecting fees from establishments that play live music. According the report, BMI monitors social media and, as a last resort, will send employees out to various places to seek out establishments that host live local music for their customers. Musicians feel the impact, as these enforcement tactics create an uncomfortable atmosphere at local venues and has caused some bars to do away with playing live music.

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