ASCAP License Hell(p)

I am not qiute ready to announce anything but there is a lot of podcasting prep work going on in our house these days.

Jason from Insomnia Radio and Paul from Mass Hysteria helped me out with recommendations for software and mics.

Jackson helped me figure out how to use the audio software and mix it down.

Josh helped me do a trial podcast and we had lots of fun doing it.

And Libsyn got the huge mp3 file online (typepad wouldn’t take it – sorry Andrew!).

So I’ve got one last thing to deal with.  We (not saying who yet) are going to play music, rock n roll music, and I want to do it right.  So I went and downloaded an ASCAP license application.  It looks simple enough.  But then I got to the rate schedules and calculations.  WTF am I supposed to do with that?

I suppose I can call ASCAP and I will, but if anyone knows an easier way to podcast licensed music, please post a comment or send me an email.