This is something I've wondered about. Why shoyuldn't commercial radio stations have to pay more per play?Let's say sation plays 15 songes per hour. And they had to pay $1,- per play. That's $15,- per hour. Pretty low price to use a product to generate all trhat advertising money. Also why can't they do exact playlist pay-out. In this day and age, a phone company can keep records of every single long distance phone call placed by millions of customers. But ASCAP and BMI can't keep track of every single radio playlist via computer, thereby distributing the money 99% accurately. If commercial radiostations payed more, then the need of relying so much on record slaes would decline, and artists would be more independant, and therfore have more bargaining power. Also as an artust/songwriter I would allow free use of my stuff for non-profit, commercial free radio stations and internet broadcast. I think it's time to try and change the way the industry places value on songs and songwriters.