WTF?

I was listening to Coverville on the treadmill this morning (the killer app for podcasting) and heard that a woman named Melody from ASCAP called the guy who makes Coverville and told him he had to take down his song listings for each show from his web site, which he did.

Now I really don’t understand this one.  How does this protect the artists that ASCAP is supposed to be protecting?  If I see that there is a band I like covering another band I like, I’ll be a lot more likely to download and listen to the podcast which leads to more royalties for the band since Coverville is a BMI licensed webcaster.

Coverville still includes the track listings in the "get info" metadata on the MP3 file.  But this is not artist friendly and I don’t like it one bit.