Any plans to support KDE/Qt?
I'd love to see it!
Radio stations and licensing fees
It is definitely the case that radio stations in the U.S. pay fees to ASCAP and BMI. As others have pointed out, this is because radio play is a "public performance."
But there's another side of this; to fully appreciate the sheer evil of these organization, you must be aware of the kinds of things they do.
It is either ASCAP or BMI who have put an end to the practice of singing "Happy Birthday" in many restaurants, as that is considered a "public performance." They go around to small businesses where employees like to listen to the radio, and threaten them to either pay up or turn off the radio. They also made legal threats against the Girl Scouts, for singing certain songs at campfires and other get togethers.
I will never have any sympathy for people like that; if anything, they should be paying the radio stations to play their music.