Originally Posted by kettles
I'd assume part of the money does go towards paying the royalties for borrowing, hence why they charge for it. I don't know for sure, I've never worked for a library. But it does make sense. Otherwise what musician would be happy about libraries lending out their works without receiving any payment?
If the artists don't get a fee every time the CD is checked out, you can be sure they're not happy about it!
Do authors get anything when their books are checked out instead of being purchased new?