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Thread #49544   Message #750532
Posted By: Ron Olesko
18-Jul-02 - 01:06 PM
Thread Name: Help: nic jones reissue
Subject: RE: Help: nic jones reissue
Another important quesition (1a perhaps) would be what exactly did Nic Jones sign away. Was it the royalties or the recordings. They might be separate issues.

Is there a website for David Bulmer and whatever record company he may have? I am just curious as to what he is selling currently and in what form. You can send me a private e-mail, it isn't necessary to give promotion to whatever site might be available.

One "topic" that was mentioned in these discussions - CD-R's. IF Bulmer was selling CD-R's without labeling it as such, that is wrong. It is also a very dumb and expensive way to make copies. Depending on quantities that are being produced, CD-R's can be more costly than an replicated CD. Here in the U.S. a number of record labels offer CD-R's for out of print recordings that can't be justified for a general release. The CD-R's are labeled as such and cost more for the consumer because of the labor involved. The consumer understands what they are purchasing. Smithsonian Folkways offers this service and I belive Folk-Legacy still does as well. For collectors, CD-R's represent a rare opportunity to own a recording that would otherwise be unavailable. Again, I don't know how Bulmer was marketing his CD-R's, if he was selling them, but if they were being sold in the manner some people have suggested he needs to sit down and do the math.