Yes nobody asked those djs to provide it, but considering 3Dx benefits from it, they should try and protect that service, or be met with complaints about ads, bad music... All that taken into consideration, it's only fair for 3Dx to cover those server costs from there on, if they want proper service.
First of all, thank you for providing your version of the background. My memory of some of the things that happened is quite different from yours, but that doesn't mean that I take issue with your version of the facts that you presented.
As I recall there were several very popular events that had DJs even before Achilles got involved, and that his major involvement came about after Bran and the other in-game Mods quit. Is my memory faulty in that respect?
In any case, one thing that I will dispute is the paragraph that is quoted above. You say that 3DX benefits from DJ's providing music. OK, fine. But that in and of itself does not convince me that 3DX has an obligation to pay for licensing for all DJ's who provide music in public maps.
Simply put, AS I REMEMBER IT, the players asked for the ability to DJ in public maps. SDG added that functionality to the game that the request of the players. But adding that functionality for the players to use does not necessarily mean that SDG accepted the obligation to pay for licensing. In fact, since the DJ's agreed to bear the cost of licensing from the very beginning, it might be construed that the DJ's absolved SDG of any obligation to pay for licensing. That is why I asked the questions that are in my original post today.
Did SDG at any point ever promise to pay for licensing? Why wasn't this issue resolved before people agreed to DJ? And, if people agreed to DJ at their own expense previously, why are they now saying that SDG should start paying? These questions have yet to be discussed sufficiently.