The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #101866 Message #2071405
Posted By: treewind
08-Jun-07 - 10:06 AM
Thread Name: master tapes [re:Phoebus/Bulmer !!!?]
Subject: RE: master tapes [re:Phoebus/Bulmer !!!?]
Sunny, both you and Ron are (at least about this matter) ill-informed, to give a generous interpretation of what's otherwise breathtakingly crass and smug "advice".
Apart from the deceased artists Diane mentioned, try making that suggestion to Nic Jones, preferably face to face in front of his family and friends.
Artists like Pete Coe, who are still alive and fit to play and who have previous albums locked in the grip of CM, have recorded masses of new stuff over the years since the CM buyout happened, and are still playing and singing. They are working their asses off, clearly know more about the folk music business that you do, and hardly need "caution" about "homework/research" and how to run their busy lives. But it doesn't stop them from being rightly pissed off about a large chunk of back catalogue from which they can derive no benefit, and all for no good reason.