Aw, let ’em have the 16 lousy bucks

Still making my way through e-mail, and I run across one from the musicFIRST Coalition, which is apparently "a partnership of artists and organizations in the music community who support compensating performers for their work when it’s played over the year. Anyway, the thing that grabbed my attention in the release was this:

S. 2500 was introduced by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT). It would close a loophole in the law that allows AM and FM music radio stations to earn $16 a year in advertising revenue without compensating the artists and musicians who bring music to life and listeners ears to the radio dial.

So what — Jon Bon Jovi can’t let the poor radio stations make a lousy 16 bucks a year off his stuff?

Yeah, I know it’s got to be a typo. But hey, maybe they should stick to music if they can’t communicate any better than this.

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