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Thread #101866   Message #2071459
Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
08-Jun-07 - 11:04 AM
Thread Name: master tapes [re:Phoebus/Bulmer !!!?]
Subject: RE: master tapes [re:Phoebus/Bulmer !!!?]
Thanks Diane. Very similar to the U.S. There are performance rights, supposedly paid by ASCAP, BMI, etc. for everytime a song is played on the radio.   Certain radio stations pay annual fees for performance rights to play songs, instead of "per spin" payments.

The problem in the U.S. is that unless you are Madonna, the artist has to fight for their money.   It is a sad situation all over.

In theory, wouldn't Nic be paid royalty fees for whatever songs of his are played on the radio? If the recent Topic recordign receives enough airplay, would that offset the potential royalties from the CM recordings?   Would a campaign for more airplay of the recordigns that are available help in the UK?