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- Jan 8, 2008
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- SF Bay Area
As for bar bands doing cover tunes? I worked clubs doing covers for years and we never sent money to anyone so long as your union dues were paid up.
The venue handles the PRO obligations. Musicians / bands shouldn't ever have to deal with it.I've played cover music probably 95% of my music career. Never have I had an issue with a venue. And I started gigging in 1966 and have played thousands of gigs.
It depends on the size of the venue and how strict they are. In general, when I was playing bars / clubs I didn't have to worry about it. In theaters / arenas / outdoor sheds, we always had to submit our setlists.Nor have I left setlists for collection purposes.