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    bizarrely enough in light of recent discussions, I had a visit from a pleasant couple from the PRS last night at the regular Tuesday night 'Whole Nine Yards' I do with Daddy Ya Ya at the Bell in Bristol. They did seem a bit surprised that we had 'records, not CDs', but dutifully logged everything that got played.The leaflet they gave me said they were doing a 'statistical survey of music use to ensure royalty payments are distributed to PRS members as fairly and accurately as possible'. Depending on the size of the sample they use, that could be good news for Colosseum, Bugsy Maugh, Rusty Bryant, Del Richardson, Stanley Myers, Michael Garrick, Trifle, Harry Stoneham, Sundae Times, David Carroll, Anglo-Saxon, Dove and the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. Or they could just throw the forms away and give it all to Britney.
    We know when a mate buys it for you too.

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    Wow. You got their number? I should get them to log all the records played every month at Brillo for their survey. Then all I have to do is photocopy their notes & voila! No more deciphering Rich's Enigma handwriting!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by [b
      Quote[/b] (john stapleton @ July 22 2004,00:19)]bizarrely enough in light of recent discussions, I had a visit from a pleasant couple from the PRS last night at the regular Tuesday night 'Whole Nine Yards' I do with Daddy Ya Ya at the Bell in Bristol. They did seem a bit surprised that we had 'records, not CDs', but dutifully logged everything that got played.The leaflet they gave me said they were doing a 'statistical survey of music use to ensure royalty payments are distributed to PRS members as fairly and accurately as possible'. Depending on the size of the sample they use, that could be good news for Colosseum, Bugsy Maugh, Rusty Bryant, Del Richardson, Stanley Myers, Michael Garrick, Trifle, Harry Stoneham, Sundae Times, David Carroll, Anglo-Saxon, Dove and the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. Or they could just throw the forms away and give it all to Britney.  
      It's nice to see they're actually making an effort since clubs have been going for decades, playing underground music, and yet they've been happy to pay out that money to Elton John, Blue and the other radio staples, instead of the artists whose music actually gets played. I've spoken to the PRS a few times about this, but they never seem to do anything about it. They should do what the French do and make you fill in a sheet as you're playing.
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      • #4
        So does anyone know how much a club or bar would be likely to pay for a night? I wonder what the parameters are... as in size of venue, money generated, day of week, number of people - or is it just a flat fee. Anyone have any knowledge of this?

        It would be interesting to know - wonder what the likely effect would be on bars etc. I suppose it makes no difference whether they're playing CDs or have a DJ. I suppose it could result in a reduction of bar Djs, which could be a good or bad thing. Or maybe they'll just play the radio! But I guess that comes under the PRS licence too, doesn't it?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by [b
          Quote[/b] (Nick Cope @ July 22 2004,10:41)]So does anyone know how much a club or bar would be likely to pay for a night? I wonder what the parameters are... as in size of venue, money generated, day of week, number of people - or is it just a flat fee. Anyone have any knowledge of this?

          It would be interesting to know - wonder what the likely effect would be on bars etc. I suppose it makes no difference whether they're playing CDs or have a DJ. I suppose it could result in a reduction of bar Djs, which could be a good or bad thing. Or maybe they'll just play the radio! But I guess that comes under the PRS licence too, doesn't it?
          I'm pretty sure it doesn't work on nights. It's to do with the venue itself. Everyone, more or less, pays a PRS licence fee, even hairdressers who have Radio 1 on all day. If you look at the door of most shops,m there will be a little PRS sticket on there.

          Obviously, the amount the Ministry of Sound pays is greater than Salmon & Compasses, but I'm not sure of how the scales work. Ask your mate at S&C, he'd know. The CD/DJ thing is irrelevant, it's the fact that music is being transmitted that is the issue.
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            Yeah, that's what I figured. Any idea how much the licences are?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by [b
              Quote[/b] (Nick Cope @ July 22 2004,10:11)]No more deciphering Rich's Enigma handwriting!

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              Here's next month's playlist Nick, to save you the effort...

              Deep Purple 'Listen, Learn, Read On'
              Red Sovine 'She Can't Read My Writing'
              Gentle Giant 'Words From The Wise'
              Ikettes 'Those Words'
              Billy Eckstine 'I Can Read Between The Lines'
              Ray Price 'Wasted Words'
              P.D.V. 'Write It Down'
              Dean Dillon 'Famous Last Words Of A Fool'
              Red Hilburn 'Three Words'
              Joe Dolce 'Shaddap You Face'
              Betty Lavett 'Shut Your Mouth'
              Felicia Sanders 'In Other Words'
              Five Keys 'I Wish I'd Never Learned To Read'
              Jackson Five 'ABC'
              Donny Gerard 'Words Are Impossible'

              You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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