The MPA has a new public enemy: guitar players. Yes, those scurrilous knaves who share how to play popular songs through secret code, called “tablature.” These heinous n’er do wells notate songs or copy them from song books and share them online. For free. Shudder.
“People can get it for free on the Internet, and it’s hurting the songwriters,” said Lauren Keiser, president of the MPA.
People playing their songs and sharing their joy with other people, yes, all that free publicity and fan-base building must hurt like the dickens. (Thanks to Stephanie!)