"I gotta letter from da government/ da other day"
More like an email from IMRO actually. They want me to pay 'em a license for this blog because it appears that at some point along the line I linked to music from acts they represent. The license would cost me 150 quid a year or more should I choose to purchase it. What do I get in return for this excellent purchase? Just the 'privilege' of providing free publicity to Irish bands while engaging in my profitless
All the ins and outs of this thing can be found on Niall's blog here and Jim Carrol's blog here. My personal two cents are "hey I'm no Lawyer, but surely Irish music blogs, tending as they do to host single MP3s and promote gigs rather than encouraging the wholesale downloading of albums, should be nurtured, not slapped with some shite about a license fee that is going to cause half of them to quit in confusion and frustration?"
Elmo loves you. His Irish cousin IMRO clearly