For those familiar with the financial side of the music industry, there are several licensing organizations at work here in the US. Their role is to charge businesses a fee for their use of music and then to pay the song writers their fair share. At issue, though, is how much radio stations are having to pay and how little the song writers are receiving. Plus, as Steve Wonder mentions in this article from the February 18th issue of Billboard magazine, with multiple licensing organizations, some broadcasters may be getting charged multiple times for the same music. For the record, Wonder is not only a song writer and artist: He also happens to own independent radio station, KJLH, in Compton, CA.
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