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Thread #80784 Message #1479232
Posted By: GUEST,Hootenanny
06-May-05 - 05:14 AM
Thread Name: Why did Ewan MacColl write new songs?
Subject: RE: Why did Ewan MacColl write new songs?
If Ewan MacColl didn't write whether it be plays, songs or radio programmes in order to earn a living then it is no surprise that at one stage in his life he wasn't too wealthy.
I had the pleasure of working with many people from inside and outside the far left who were idealists and did work to further the cause but I met none who did not expect to be paid at the end of an evening's work, and I can't think of any that didn't copyright their own material or fail to add 'arranged by' when they performed material in the public domain.
It isn't a crime or a sin to get paid for what you do well.