Speaking of dust-ups, this just was brought to my attention and I'm not sure what to think of it:
"...the U.S. Musicians Union (AFM) has threatened fines of up to $50,000 against AFM members who perform services including composing, arranging, orchestrating, copying, and other services related to film and television scores recorded in Seattle after October 1, 2006."
Read about it here.
Is this really helping musicians in the US?