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Richard Factor Weighs in on Performance Royalties

'The solution can't be as simple as I say, can it?'

Dueling letters about royalties for radio airplay in the June 3 issue of Radio World led Richard Factor of Eventide to respond on his personal blog.

“Let’s start by realizing that, like it or not, music is owned by someone other than the radio stations that play it … (but) if the radio stations choose to charge to play the music owners’ songs, that should be their contract-given right, too,” he writes. “And therein lies the solution.”