A PETITION TO STOP MONOPOLIZATION OF RADIO AIRPLAY BY THE MAJOR RECORD LABLES AND RADIO NETWORKS , AND TO FORCE BMI TO PAY UNPAID ROYALTIES sign now

A PETITION TO STOP THE MONOPOLIZATION OF RADIO AIRPLAY BY THE MAJOR RECORD LABELS AND RADIO NETWORKS, AND TO FORCE BMI TO PAY UNPAID ROYALTIES



Because the major record labels, and several large radio network conglomerates completely control which artists receive radio airplay for their product, thus restricting airplay to only the artists who are signed to major record labels, Independent Recording Artists find it very difficult if not impossible to book lucrative concert dates and successfully market their product, even though that product is just as viable and commercial as that put out by the major artists.

Additionally, Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) is failing to pay most if not all Independent Artists performance and airplay royalties that are contractually required by law, reducing their income to a fraction of what it should be. BMI must be forced to account for, and pay, all monies owed to all artists entitled to that compensation.

Therefore we make this legal petition to the courts of this land and plead that they take appropriate action to grant Independent Artists their GOD given right to write, record, and perform their music as their desire and talent allow. This is the constitutionally guaranteed right of every American, and monopolies are a violation of the law of this land.

We also make this petition based on the facts that we have been the victims of age discrimination, and discriminated against as small business operators. It is a printed fact that many Country Music Legends, as well as other older artists, have been discriminated against based on their age alone.

We call for the courts to hear these matters with trial by jury, and then act accordingly to force the defendants in these actions to cease and desist their discriminatory activities and practices.

After reading this petition, please add your signature if you agree with us that it is long past time to right these wrongs. Then pass it along to everyone you know who agrees with you. Please accept the heartfelt thanks of the Country Legends Association for your support of our Country Legends, as well as up and coming Classic/Traditional Country Artists. Its all about Fan Demand for Classic Country Music.

Your Friend In Country Music,

Joe Berry

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Latest Signatures

  • 08 January 20161000. Annette M
    As a blues artist I agree!
  • 06 January 2016999. Dino H
    I support this petition
  • 05 January 2016998. Gary J
    I support this petition
  • 04 January 2016997. Gary Vb
    I support this petition
  • 03 January 2016996. Jennifer H
    the classic music is the greatest music ever and it is what country is all about.
  • 03 January 2016995. Helen M
    tha's a big 10-4
  • 01 January 2016994. John R
    I support this petition
  • 31 December 2015993. Harold C
    TERC
  • 30 December 2015992. Ken S
    I support this petition
  • 30 December 2015991. Freddie R
    I agree. We need to do something about the descriminating circumstances in the music business.
  • 29 December 2015990. Jack B
    I support this petition
  • 27 December 2015989. Spazzer Torres
    hi2u
  • 27 December 2015988. Doris H
    I support this petition
  • 27 December 2015987. Tim A
    I fully support making BMI pay royalties to anyone that is signed with them. As for getting airplay for our kind of music, that will will take dollar support from us of the advertisers and contact of the station managers from us listeners. Call and write
  • 27 December 2015986. Robert M
    I support this petition
  • 27 December 2015985. Nancy S
    I support this petition
  • 27 December 2015984. Kephra R
    Kill The Crap, a website geared towards killing the crap in music today, supports this petition, record labels are combining and growing, yes they have subdivisions, but it's all still part of one much larger company, it's becoming dangerously close to a
  • 27 December 2015983. Lee C
    I support this petition
  • 26 December 2015982. William D
    I support this petition
  • 25 December 2015981. Keith K
    There's a lot of good music that needs to be heard!
  • 25 December 2015980. Ann B
    IT'S ABOUT TIME WE INDEPENDENTS GOT MORE AIR PLAY AND RECEIVED COMPENSATION FOR WHAT WE DO
  • 22 December 2015979. Kevin C
    I know of this and as a singer/songwriter in the country music business..I would like to see a STOP put to this!
  • 22 December 2015978. Donya F
    I support this petition
  • 21 December 2015977. Sarah W
    I support this petition
  • 19 December 2015976. Judy H
    When are these idiots going to wake up and realize that we want real country music - not the garbage they call country.
  • 19 December 2015975. Greg H
    Let's all stand together on this issue. Good luck, Joe.
  • 19 December 2015974. Carlos C
    The Monopoly should have gone out with Ma Bell and the telephone monopoly

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