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Thread #61682 Message #994536
Posted By: Les from Hull
31-Jul-03 - 06:02 PM
Thread Name: Review: Kate Rusby - opinions please?
Subject: RE: Review: Kate Rusby - opinions please?
That's fine, Polly. It's very true that Kate has had every advantage - Mum and Dad well steeped and well versed in folk music, been brought up round the festivals, a pretty young girl with bags of personality. And that's what attracts the media attention. And you're right to say that people attracted to the music by what Kate is doing may well look further as well. But she can't be responsible for what other people say about her.
By producing her own music with the help of talented friends and relatives she keeps control over her output. A major record company might provide more money but push in other directions.
I've just looked at the sleeve notes for 'little lights'. She credits and thanks everybody involved, gives the words for all the songs and says why she wrote a couple of them. As it's her own label she would only have to pay songwriter royalties to writers of other songs on the recording (Richard Thompson in this case). I think by saying 'words:trad tune Kate Rusby' she's just giving information.