Mr. Mercury wrote:
Mr Magnetism Himself wrote:
Is it me, or is this "the world has gone completely mad, part 12345?"
We spend all our time bemoaning the fact that Bill hasn't had any decent exposure for years and doesn't sell many CDs. Yet the moment something comes along and a mass-market release is in the pipeline, we're suggesting writing to the production company asking them NOT to release it??
I appreciate that Bill didn't know anything about it. And that it's not clear if he will make any money from it. But I would guess that both these points should be covered by the contract for the original recording.
I'm with Mr. MH on this one. Once Bill has heard from his management, we'll know more, but I would also guess that any future releases of the performance would be covered in the original contract. The only thing I would be concerned about is the issue of whether or not they'd use a sub-standard mix for the CD
How about people showing some genuine outrage and boycotting it entirely; at least until Opium Arts has clarified what BN's position is?
There is a tension in this thread between people feeling like they are seeing BN exploited and still champing at the bit to get a copy.
Since (I assume) all the serious hardcore BN fans are here at Dreamsville anyway just boycott the bloody thing.
If and when Opium Arts (I, again, assume) can secure a more equitable position for BN with regard to this release then perhaps it may be worth forking over some dough for.
Also (and again I make an assumption), the other musicians that appeared in the performance probably signed away their rights to mechanicals for a flat fee? So no-one of note (sorry about that pun) is seeing squat from this.
Who's music is it anyway?
As for me I plan to remain on the path of cynical neon and joyous amplification (wholly electrified or otherwise) for 2012.
Have a nice day...........
Bill Nelson wrote:
It's an old trick...sell the rights on to another company, (which is often just the original people under a new name,) and the old company is no longer accountable for their non-accounting or non-payment or whatever.
The old rock and roll sleight of hand strikes again. How do you palm that coin and make it disappear?