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Thread #101866   Message #2072412
Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
09-Jun-07 - 06:41 PM
Thread Name: master tapes [re:Phoebus/Bulmer !!!?]
Subject: RE: master tapes [re:Phoebus/Bulmer !!!?]
Ralphie, thank you so much for your clear explanation. Diane's original was a bit misleading, but I also appreciate Diane clearing this up. I am very interested in this story because it does have similar ramifications here in the U.S.

Now that Ralphie has given a clear explantion, it does become very clear to understand how things work in the U.K. There are similar setups here in the U.S..    There are payments for radio airplay, payments for CD sales, and payments for publishing rights. All three are separate issues.   

From what I understand, at least in current day usage, the publishing rights are usually not tied in with the original recording as it seems to have been the case with this Bulmer issue. I guess we have learned from issues like this.

It is very good to see that Topic gave Nic Jones such a generous (and well deserved) advance on the CD. I am guessing they might not make their investment back, but it is good to hear of a record label with a heart.