The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #101866 Message #2071424
Posted By: treewind
08-Jun-07 - 10:24 AM
Thread Name: master tapes [re:Phoebus/Bulmer !!!?]
Subject: RE: master tapes [re:Phoebus/Bulmer !!!?]
Ron: Yes, I've seen your later message and take your point that similar things are happening in the USA.
I wonder how much of a market there is for the inaccessible material from the 50-80's that you refer to, and how much of it is work by living artists who would benefit if they were re-issued and sold now?
Did the artists who recorded with Folkways signed away their rights too? What happened there, with the Smithsonian now selling those recordings?
The position with CM/Leader may be slightly different because the artists DO have rights to the the royalties, but there are none being generated because there are no sales.