Mudcat Café message #1731243 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #91037   Message #1731243
Posted By: Tradition Folk
01-May-06 - 10:48 AM
Thread Name: Ed McCurdy - Available Recordings
Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy - The Tradition Years
Of course we always try to do the right thing - Yes, when we can(reach the artist or their estate) the artists are offered a royalty rate - It's true that the original contracts were mostly one shot deals. We try to get the artists involved and have been pretty successful so far - John Edward Niles (John Jacob's son) has been involved in both of our JJ Niles releases, has done interviews about the releases on public radio etc. Nobody's making a mint on these releases - including us - its all about getting the music out there and preserving history.