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    I am a dj in Nashville,TN that is setting up a show weekly at a rock climbing gym. I will be playing electronic music and would like to set up a live stream radio show via stickam. I am wondering the legal issues with this. Does anybody have any advice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djpinecone View Post
    I am a dj in Nashville,TN that is setting up a show weekly at a rock climbing gym. I will be playing electronic music and would like to set up a live stream radio show via stickam. I am wondering the legal issues with this. Does anybody have any advice?
    What legal issues? There are none, don't worry about it. End of thread.


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    If you aren't charging for subscribers to the stream or selling advertisements there are no issues.
    It's the FAQ. Read it.

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    so as long as my music is puchased, I wont have a problem with ascap, bmi, or seasac.

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    Well, once you're spinning for 1000 people a day or something and touring the world and releasing CDs, you'll need to be concerned. But I doubt asscap, bmi or seasac will give a shit.
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    actual legal issues (like ones you will get have to deal with) = none

    Legal issues in the lawbooks = tons

    I assume that this rock climbing gym doesnt really have the permits you would find in a club (which allow dj's to play music that they own, even though they are licensed for private use only). Technically..... I mean, you *cant* play it to other people without the permits, but thats som bs, and as long as the gym has sound permits you will be fine.

    at least I think that's what the law says, but I'm just a dumb kid, dont take my word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DvlsAdvct View Post
    Well, once you're spinning for 1000 people a day or something and touring the world and releasing CDs, you'll need to be concerned. But I doubt asscap, bmi or seasac will give a shit.
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    it is up to the venue to license the music, even your local restaurant, gas station with radio on in store, need to pay licenseing fees to ascap, etc. at least last time i checked with ascap thats what they told me. i have a leter in my storage from ascap stating it is not the performer's (DJ's) responsiblity to pay licensing. but things do change. as for the streaming for free, i cant answer it, but i dont think it would be a problem, just call ascap and ask when i have worked with them in the past they were very helpfull.

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