Along with a host of other Performing Rights Organizations such as ASCAP.
If you are in an organization whose business model relies on jukeboxes or cover charges for DJ’s playing songs especially, heads up:
Prairie Dog popping its head out of its burrow in response to a kerfuffle. By Aaron Siirila, Via Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 2.5, [Link to original photo]
Without going into a copyright law treatise the bottom line here is you better be paying your licensing fees* or you’ll learn the hard way as Freelons Restaurant, Bar & Groove in Jackson is fixing to find out. One thing its not is extortion in any way shape or form.
* – The above should not be construed as legal advice as we are not lawyers at Slabbed New Media. The author did once stay at a Holiday Inn in Carrollton Georgia however.