Story: Keith Bradford


I don't have the resources to find out who coined the phrase, "It's easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission,” but I can tell you that in today's Music Business, that phrase is no longer true. 

 In today's music world there is no forgiveness for illegal downloads, or any form of copyright infringement.  People are being prosecuted to the fullest degree allowed by law for what was once a misdemeanour.  

Not paying the statutory royalty rates to the appropriate writer and or publisher can get you in enough trouble that it can take thousands of dollars in some cases to free yourself from going to jail.  

The days of getting a slap on the wrist for copyright infringement are over.  

You can still ask for forgiveness if you so choose but don't be too surprised if it is not granted.  

The Music Business, Ya Gotta Luv It.