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Looking for Archie Fisher

03 Aug 03 - 12:22 PM (#995958)
Subject: Looking for Archie Fisher
From: Kudzuman

Hi all, anyone know an email for Archie Fisher? We would like to record one of his songs and want to ask his permission. We have very limited CD sales and I doubt the Harry Fox Agency would even deal with us. We're talking less than a 100 a year here. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Kudzuman


03 Aug 03 - 01:58 PM (#995985)
Subject: RE: Looking for Archie Fisher
From: Dita

Sorry no blue clicky, but you can contactthe BBC Scotland Travelling Folk Site.

There is a contact Archie option on that.

http://db.bbc.co.uk/scotland/radioscotland/view/show.shtml?travelling


Hope this helps

John


03 Aug 03 - 02:01 PM (#995986)
Subject: RE: Looking for Archie Fisher
From: GUEST

You don't need permission to record a song which has already been recorded. You should contact the MCPS and get a form from them.


03 Aug 03 - 02:12 PM (#995992)
Subject: RE: Looking for Archie Fisher
From: Clinton Hammond

You don't NEED permission, but it's polite to ask anyway...

:-)


04 Aug 03 - 10:35 AM (#996458)
Subject: RE: Looking for Archie Fisher
From: Jim McLean

It's not impolite not to ask. Most (all?) writers are delighted to have their songs covered but more delighted to receive credits and money! It would be impossible to ask every writer of songs on your CD and that's where the MCPS come in (Guest's posting) as they will eventually notify the writer.
Cheers,
Jim Mclean


04 Aug 03 - 06:26 PM (#996697)
Subject: RE: Looking for Archie Fisher
From: Kudzuman

What is the MCPS? Ignorance reigns!

Kudzuman


04 Aug 03 - 09:26 PM (#996783)
Subject: RE: Looking for Archie Fisher
From: Willie-O

I got his e-mail addy a couple of years ago and will PM it to you.

W-O


05 Aug 03 - 04:12 AM (#996915)
Subject: RE: Looking for Archie Fisher
From: Margret RoadKnight

Jim McLean is correct.
Speaking as a non-writing singer about to release my 11th album, it's impossible to clear songs individually.... just credit the composers & pay 'em (through your local clearing house - AMCOS here in Australia).
However, if the song hasn't been recorded or published already, you'll definitely need the writer's permission