Another reason there’s no LOUIE lyrics at

Folks keep pestering me for LOUIE LOUIE lyrics. I’ve created a webpage explaining why I don’t offer ’em. People still keep hounding me. They don’t seem to realize I don’t want to alienate the music publishers that I want to work with.

Today in BoingBoing, I found a reminder why I do what I do:

Matthew sez, “According to this BBC News story, Warner Chappell’s legal threats against the creator of PearLyrics are just a preview of a campaign to be launched in 2006 by the Music Publishers Association. The MPA is seeking to take lyrics and tabs sites offline and– get this– ‘Mr Keiser said he did not just want to shut websites and impose fines, saying if authorities can ‘throw in some jail time I think we’ll be a little more effective’.'”

“The Xerox machine was the big usurper of our potential income,” he said. “But now the internet is taking more of a bite out of sheet music and printed music sales so we’re taking a more proactive stance.”

The BoingBoing link can be found here and the original source for this BBC story can be found here.

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