The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162177   Message #3964938
Posted By: GUEST,Reynard
05-Dec-18 - 12:08 PM
Thread Name: Bright Phoebus reissued
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus reissued
In 1993 The Whisky Priests, with the support of the MU sued Bulmer for not adequately promoting their work, and for failing to pay them royalties. Bulmer settled out of court giving the band back the rights to their recordings and paying their costs.

Given this precedent, does anyone know why other artists have not been able to try this route? The success of the Whiskey Priests seems to suggest that the failure to properly release an artist's work may lead to the rights somehow becoming invalid. Or was there something different in this case as compared to other artists?