[Harp-L] Subject: Re Fake Groups performing as the originalspeople

Thought some of you might find this interesting:
Just stumbled upon it on Youtube. It's related to 'stealing intellectual  
property', except this is where promoters hire performers and sell them to  
venues as being the Original (and famous) groups they're not remotely 
connected  to. What's worse is they're being paid the money the remaining  
originals should be earning. 
Anyone remember Jon Bauman (Bowser from Sha Na Na)? He's at the forefront  
of trying to fight the fake groups by insisting on full disclosure of their  
phoniness. But it's big business and a lot of money to be made in  
'nostalgia'. How blind are we, the public--suckered into supporting  the phonies by 
thinking they're the original groups -mostly by not doing our  homework?
...And here's some more info including the 34 States which so far have  
signed the Truth In Music Bill into Law. Is yours among them? Mine is ;)
PS: If you think harmonica players don't get paid 'enough'? Watch the  
video. So many of these performers not only didn't get paid--they ended up OWING 
 their managers/promoters so made no money at all off their big hits--those 
songs  we still play and sing today.

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