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Dear brothers and sisters in booze, Got a phone call today from a guy named Joe Leavy at ASCAP. The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership organization owned and run by more than 576,000 songwriters, composers, and music publisher members. With our annual music license, your business has permission to play any of the millions of songs in the ASCAP repertory - whether through an MP3 player or streaming service, karaoke, DJ or live band. To view our entire repertory online, please visit www.ascap.com/ace. My understanding from the brief conversation is that they are targeting craft breweries, wineries and distilleries since as they understand it, live or recorded music is generally part of the business model and enhances the tasting room experience. He is using the ADI Directory so I would expect a call or e-mail in the near future. Here are my questions: Has anyone had any experience with these folks? Is the annual licensing fee actually required? If I am playing the radio and listening to a local station (recorded music) is this still required? From the last conference I met several attorneys who are now attorney/distillers, love to hear from you on the legal ramifications.