AUGUST 2016 - BMI, ASCAP, THEY MUST BE PAID, BUT!
YOUR BAR, CLUB, LOUNGE, BEACH CLUB, SPORTS BAR, ESPECIALLY RESTAURANTS WITH BARS, YOU ALL PLAY MUSIC. LIVE, RECORDED, PROGRAMMED.
YOU MUST PAY A LICENSING FEE.
RECENTLY A GREAT RESTAURANT/BAR ON TAMPA BAY, REFUSED TO PAY A SETTLEMENT OF $30,000. SO THEY CLOSED.................
A REAL EXTREME, BUT IT HAPPENS QUITE FREQUENTLY. BECAUSE OWNERS ARE ARROGANT, AND THINK, THEY CAN GET AWAY WITHOUT PAYING FOR PLAYING MUSIC.
SAY, A SONG COMES ON THE BIG SCREENS YOU HAVE, YOU OWE FOR THAT PERFORMANCE.
THERE ARE THREE MUSIC LICENSING COMPANIES, THAT COLLECT ANNUAL FEES.
THESE FEES, ARE THEN PAID TO THE SONGWRITERS AND PRODUCERS.
WHEN YOU AS AN OWNER, DON'T SETTLE, NEGOTIATE AND PAY, YOU WILL END UP IN "FEDERAL COURT", THAT'S RIGHT NOT LOCAL COUNTY COURT, NOR STATE COURT.
YOU ARE VIOLATING FEDERAL LICENSING LAWS.
I KNOW, MY CLUB WAS HUGE, I FEATURED, LIVE BANDS, NINE PIECE POWER BANDS, AND ALSO A FANTASTIC DJ 20 FEET UP IN THE AIR.
THE MUSIC LICENSING BOUNTY SONG HUNTERS CAME CALLING.
ALL THREE AT DIFFERENT TIME.
BUT, I DID A FACE TO FACE WITH THEM, AND RESOLVED IT AMICABLY, WITHOUT THROWING THEM OUT OF MY CLUB, OR WINDING UP IN A FEDERAL COURT.
NO FIGURE OR SUM IS SET IN STONE.
YOU HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO SCHMOOZE, AND DANCE WITH THESE REPRESENTATIVES.
Because it's all about "THE BENJAMIN'S". A recently written article about this Process, made it sound like Owners of venues that play music, should live in fear of music licensing firms.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Don't develop any attitude, understand their responsibility. Writers of Songs, Producers of Songs are entitled to be compensated, when you use their music for entertainment formats.
This isn't anything new. They have always banged on the front door of
Restaurants with Bars
Doesn't matter, you play, you have to pay. BUT AGAIN, they are flexible.
Nothing is carved in stone.
If your going to cop an attitude, then expect to be met with "Hardball".
Embrace, rather than disgrace.
Having problems with resolving music licensing issues?
It's a Cost of Doing Business in the Food and Beverage, as well as the Beverage Only Industry.
AVOID COURT @ ALL COSTS.
AVOID BEING AN ANTAGONIST.
AVOID CURSING & ARGUING.
RESOLUTION, SETTLEMENT, AGREEMENT, so that both sides are satisfied with the "HAPPY ENDING".
Life is too short, and you have enough hassles and headaches to deal with, let alone, paying to play music.
So Bite your Tongue and GET IT DONE.
FOR A "DEFYING ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCE, NEVER BEFORE SEEN IN YOUR AREA, CHECK OUT "KRISTEN SMOYER" SHE IS A "PRO FLYBOARDER".
KRISTEN IS A "PRO FLYBOARDER AND INSTRUCTOR".
KRISTEN HAS COMPETED IN
"THE 2015 "FLYBOARD WORLD CUP"
"THE 2015 USA FLYBOARD CHAMPIONSHIPS
KRISTEN IS "THE 2014 ST PETE REGIONAL CHAMPION".KRISTEN IS IDEAL TO ENGAGE IN "POWER FLY" IN VEGAS, ATLANTIC CITY, NYC, SOBE, CHI TOWN, LA.
I MET THIS AMAZING INDIVIDUAL AND WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH HER TENACITY FOR HER SPORT.
I SEE THE ENTERTAINMENT FACTOR, I SEE THAT YOUR AREA IS HUNGRY FOR "EXTREME SPORTS", NOT JUST WATCHING THEM ON ESPN, OR ABC OR FOX SPORTS. IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO BRING KRISTEN SMOYER TO DO THE EXTREME.
YOU WELCOME FOR THIS FRESH NEW "WOW FACTOR".
A One Afternoon Event, that your local energy drink, your local beer, your local liquor company provides underwriting for.
NO EXCUSES. IF they won't be there for you, why should you be there for them?
QUID PRO QUO..........................................
Look @ your Menu, What is it missing?
Look @ your Drink Menu, what is it missing?
Look @ your Craft Beer Menu, what is it missing?
Look @ your Wine Menu, what is it missing?
If you don't know, that's why your missing out on thousands of dollars, each month.
This Food and Beverage Biz slows down for NOBODY.
While your Restaurant remains the same, the reason your numbers are now increasing is because, your to blame.
Put the ego away.
Stop listening to Family and Friends.
Look @ the Evolution of the Food/Beverage/Events/Parties/Outdoor Seating/Live Music/Creative DJs/Atmosphere/REVOLUTION going on, that your not part of ??????????????????
"It's Only Impossible, until you do it" ( Taken from the Late & Great Nelson Mandela)
__________________________/Why Don't You Have "POP UP BARS" on The Weekends?
Stop doing the usual bar biz, & start "POPPING UP BARS", that give your Patrons a new "BAR FUN ELEMENT".
It's not about the price of a beer, or a well drink or house wine ANYMORE.
Those days are GONE.
Let your competition bring in the Bar Beggers, who only want cheap drinks.
You should go after "THE QUALITY BAR SITTERS".
You should seek "Hot Women, who are Young Professionals, with money to spend.
UPlift,Upgrade, Uptake your Bar to a new LEVEL.
Your burnt out, Your new to the biz, but have no clue, your in with a Partner who is destroying yours and his bar, your leaving every night, when the bar gets busy, only to find your bottles are empty and there is no $ to cover what was poured?
WHAT ARE YOU PREPARED TO DO?????
This business will knock ten years off your life, IF you let it. You are in Command, you don't let anyone run your bar.
OWNERS OF NIGHTCLUBS, BARS, LOUNGES, SPORTS BARS, RESTAURANTS WITH BARS, GENTLEMEN CLUBS, OWNERS ONLY. CALL RICH UNGER @ 941-552-9866 ALL CALLS ARE RECORDED FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE.
"American Born Moonshine" is the "MOST HAVE" new Brand, behind your bar.
"MOONSHINE @ MIDNIGHT", is the Promotion.
Your Servers dress in daisy duke jean shorts, red checkered half tie shirts, and cowboy boots, these "Female Moonshiner" serve "American Born Moonshine", give out the POS, your DJ ties in the music of "Moonshine". For 1 hour, it's "POP UP AMERICAN BORN MOONSHINE TIME".
Your bar, sports bar, gentlemen's club, lounge, beach bar, nightclub has never ever served "Moonshine" before.
Now is the time, for "AMERICAN BORN MOONSHINE".
"It's Always Impossible, Until It's Done", (Nelson Mandela) think about it. There is always SUCCESS, when you have a Game Plan, a Set Of Strategies, and Best Branding.
Everyone wants to own a Bar.
Everyone wants to own a Sports Bar.
Everyone wants to own a Gentlemen's Club.
Everyone wants to own a Bar & Grille.
Everyone wants to own a Restaurant.
For your information, All Studies, and Research shows that this year, Food and Beverage Establishments will experience a significant increase in overall revenue, and a 15% INCREASE IN PROFITS.
Now, if that does not apply to your "Brand", it's because you are lacking in specific areas of "PRODUCTIVE RESULTS".
Your spending, but not succeeding.
Your working harder than ever before, but not seeing the visible results of your labor.
Your Bar Begging.
Your Panic Promoting.
Your making so many Marketing Mistakes.
Everyone wants to own a bar.
You spend $200,000 buying in a Franchise.
You are sold the World, only to find, you just got taken.
I have been an "Expert" in every phase of Food & Beverage for 40 Years.
Before you spend and sink, email RichUnger@promotingnightclubs.com
Look @ all the mistakes you have made.
Look @ all the $ you have missed out on.
Look @ the image & perception you have created.
And you are bewildered, because your not doing business?
"FEED THE BEAST" on the AMC Network, showed how opening a Restaurant is full of obstacles, roadblocks, challenges, and "DRAMA"..................................
While the story lines went to Drugs, Sex, Crisis, the underlying Story laid out the Burdens of owning and operating a Restaurant.
But, then you like so many Owners in the bar biz, in the Restaurant Biz, "KNOW IT ALL".
Nobody can tell you, teach you, show you, inform you, educate you, to really OPERATE On A Consistent Basis?
Tell that to the Walls in your Restrooms.
You want "THE BEST OF THE BEST's HELP", email RichUnger@promotingnightclubs.com
IT'S AUGUST, YOUR SUFFERING, WHY NOT UPLIFT, UPEND,AND UPTAKE YOUR PLACE TO THE RIGHT LEVEL, YOU SHOULD BE OPERATING ON, MAKING MONEY, ATTRACTING THE RIGHT DEMOGRAPHICS, AND DOING MORE BUSINESS ON MORE DAYS AND NIGHTS, THEN YOU EVER HAVE?
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Order "Shotpaks", and make serious $ with a Shot Presentation, that sets your SHOTS apart and absolutely UNIQUE.
I state this, because they sell.
Nobody pays me a penny for a "RICHIE RIGHT".