While the RIAA is busy suing music fans, poor sister agency SoundExchange (responsible for distributing webcasting royalty payments) can't seem to locate some of the artists it owes money to. Check out this amazing list of musicians and bands that SoundExchange just can't seem to track down. Oh well, guess they'll have to keep the money themselves.
Highlights? Oh, yes:
Ice Cube | Joao Gilberto | The Animals | Dimebag Darrell | Husker Du
Mahalia Jackson | Dinosaur Jr | Grand Funk Railroad | Public Enemy
Screeching Weasel | Redd Kross | Lauryn Hill | Kelis
Gladys Knight | USA For Africa | Will Rogers | Yo La Tengo
Equally disturbing: Scott Joplin is on the list, even though most of his catalogue has been in the public domain since 1991 (well before the days of internet streaming)! Has SoundExchange been charging webcasters for playing public domain material all this time?
via Boing Boing