Today, everywhere I hear that here and there, the musicians almost confiscated notebooks with information, with backing tracks for copyright infringement. Let's go back a little back in time and remember how it was before. I do not know as in other cities, but I think it was about the same everywhere, in our town in the 80 years it has been oma (the union of musical ensembles), the guys the musicians were placed exactly there, no matter which restaurant you are 'sitting'. Every Friday all the leaders (often called 'kirovodyately) bands from all restaurants and cafes were collected in oma for planning meetings, where they clearly explain what you can sing what can not. 'Black' list is constantly changing, supplemented, but there were songs that were always on the list. All will remember 'The Cranes',' Murka ',' Yoo-stop ", etc., songs, without which no one in the evening 'pub' is not treated. Where to go on 'Parnassus' singing without any problems, though if at this moment came someone from the OMA-check (which was quite often) – that the problem arose at the next planning meeting.
Now that I have digressed a bit on a different theme (although still remember how we forbade singing 'Moscow naughty playboy "on the verses C. Esenina – 'shovels' stupidity). But wanted to say a little about one another. Each month, the head of each musical group of all the restaurants and cafes filled raportichku which spells out the entire repertoire with all authors of music and words. Well and, accordingly, oma each city deducted 'copyrights, "the nearest voap (All-Russian Society of copyright). Everything is clear and logical. And what about Now – all in the course.
Musician comes to the host institution agrees (mostly verbally) about working conditions and remuneration for all. (About what are known as art directors at various schools in general do not want to say – it a separate issue). Usually work under the 'minus one or two. Few of the owners of establishments can afford (or unwilling) to pay "living" group (this is at least 4 people, and that four work ). And than to blame a musician who works under the 'minus' that no one, nowhere and no one pays the copyright? And who in the end they should pay? Somehow, 'tax' believe that this musician should be doing, but let's not master institution. Where is the logic? Or it is the same as a 'naughty reckless Moscow loner "? Why do musicians have to take the rap for the fact that our government can not organize this activity, at least as a 'soviet' time, why not? After all, we are all over the country a huge amount. Quite clear that the 'soviet' system had a lot of 'cons', but that had its' advantages. " This is not so simple, it is clear that the musician is more convenient to come and work out and immediately get their money without going through all sorts of taxes, but that the question of how something needs to be addressed? I think that many or themselves faced with this topic, or heard about it (for example, I know that in this season of the 'south' were taken from the guys laptops). Write your considerations on this topic. Good luck and "Parnassus." Alex.