In case you don't know, we have a performing rights group in Canada called SOCAN. They collect the performance fees from any person or business that uses music. Anyways, they're jacking up the cost of using music, like at bars and skating rinks. What gets me is that they are charging street musicians $33 per day to play cover tunes. Charging for the use of canned music is one thing but it really gets my goat that they're demanding money from LIVE musicians...personally, if someone was busting their ass everyday playing my music, I'd be appreciative and not greedy.