OK, this one has come up again, and it still pisses me off. These artists have a simple way to prevent politicians from using their music, but they don't have the guts to actually do it: leave ASCAP. As soon as they agree to take ASCAP's money, they've lost all right to ask that their music not be used in ASCAP-licensed venues (and the allegation in this
particular song that these uses are
unlicensed is just false).
So, simple solution. Handle all your own licensing, instead of following the crowd and taking the scattergun-easy money. Otherwise, your music will
end up everywhere, used by people you don't like.
? If you're pretending to be a journalist, at least pretend
to be one. A satirical take on the news is great, but a little
fact-checking would be cool, too.