Yup. Definitely seems to be the case of an institution (ASCAP – American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) not looking out for the rights of those it claims to protect, but taking away options and avenues of exposure for people who CHOOSE to freely share their OWN music and OWN creations.
It’s almost like saying you don’t want gay marriage because, oh god! If the GAYS can marry, then people can marry all SORTS of things like their DOG or an AMOEBA. (which, BTW, is a dog a consenting adult? yea, didn’t think so)
As in, wanting to hitting the nail on the head, except the nail is 10 feet away from where the hammer is striking. You’re not solving the actual problem, you’re just running around like a chicken with your head cut off because you’re at an utter loss as to how to approach the ACTUAL problem.