Television Stations vs Record Companies

From JWZ | You stay classy, Music Industry

From: jwm (Link)
Wed, 24-Dec-2008 10:16 PM (UTC)

Back in the eighties the local branch of the music industry protection racket told TVNZ, then New Zealand’s only TV broadcaster, that they’d have to start paying royalties. TVNZ told them they’d have to start paying advertising rates. They had a stand off for several months until whichever label Queen was on decided that they really needed to promote the soundtrack for Highlander and bought a whole advertising segment to play ‘It’s a Kinda Magic’. Then sanity was restored.

I give them about a month to work out that they’ve just taken a hammer to the knees of their bottom line…

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