Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor
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To the record industry, it means a little bit more hope for their bill.
And I don't think that it's ah- it's not em a sure thing that the bill will pass [?] because [?] been over because ah look at what the tactic was, they say: "Here's our demand!"
So record companies say: "Well, I can't do a mall, I'll do this one."
They said: "Not good enough. So we're gonna have this hearing and we're gonna need a legislation to bring you all on the line."
You know at this point, maybe I hope that people realize that a mistake has been made.
The biggest mistake though is the first of these albums is already on the street.
Polydor released the stickered album this week.
Everybody's really anxious to bend over here.
And the broadcasters have been totally fake about their responsibility in this thing.
You know what they say? "We demand that the record companies put those lyrics on the records."
You know it's like they've been tricked all along: "We never knew what Sh[eena]- ah Sheena Easton was saying."
I mean, do they really think that anybody believes that a record comes in a mail to the radio station, it comes down a chute that's adjusted like this and just floats on to a turntable.
You know to the dismay of an unknowing disc jockey.
-[Li]ke you know, let's face it, people pay money to get things on the radio, it is not easy to get things on the radio.
The playlist is very small, those records have been screened and screened and screened.
And they face say something that you find offensive.
It is a conscious decision on the part of the programmer at the station casinos [whether/either?] they play it, the ra[tings] ratings are gonna go up and the value of that broadcast property is going to go up.
And that's all the broadcasters care about for them, to pass the buck back to the record company and say: "You didn't warn us. It's totally bogus."