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Thread #26082   Message #311081
Posted By: GUEST,Ewan McVicar
03-Oct-00 - 01:50 PM
Thread Name: Woody & Loudon: 1;Robbie:0
Subject: RE: Woody & Loudon: 1;Robbie:0
But it is not surely that "the publishers seem likely to be the only ones to profit!" The report says the publishers 'own the copyright', but unless they bought it outright from Guthrie and Wainwright, then that is just the usual sloppy journalist's way of avoiding finding out the whole picure. I assume (and fervently hope) that as is almost invariably the case the publisher is a collection agency and rights administrator on a percentage. Mind you, the percentage is usually entirely too high, and reflects what publishers used to do rather than what they do these days i.e. they used to publish the songs on paper, and sell that way.