Interesting turn of events for us, in that one venue we play actually stood up to the BMI people
Apparently BMI has a contingent of net surfers , who monitor social media for live music, then send in their muscle with bureaucratic threats
So they found a bar we played, and came down on the top dog , insisting on restitution OR legal fireworks yada yada.....
But it was a private 501C3 club , which legally takes 'public presentation' out of BMI's own doctrine
Not being a pushover to BMI, the prez of said club actually hired legal counsul to throw this back in BMI's face , to which they did not respond
Rather disingenuous of BMI , but lesson learned, i guess for those of us gigging VFW's , AL, Eagles, Moose , et all private clubs can continue to do so and ignore them