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Thread #164711   Message #3946865
Posted By: Jim Carroll
29-Aug-18 - 08:28 AM
Thread Name: UK Folk Revival 2018
Subject: RE: UK Folk Revival 2018
"But I am not quite comfortable with the use of 'ours'"
Shorthand - do you think I should put up a list ?
We have made enough of our recordings available, given them away on request and put them up on line for free access to indicate that we have no proprietarial attitude towards any of the singers we recorded
We have never sold any of their songs in any shape or form (not strictly true actually - we were rewarded with six free copies of the double CDs we issued through a well-known folk magazine, which we were expected to share with the 20 - plus singers included) and since then, if we want more we have to buy them.
None of the songs on the dozen albums we have been involved in bears a little (c) and the notes clearly say that the rights rest with the appropriate singer
Sorry 'bout that - I felt some of it needed saying

Where were you when the threads on Peter Kennedy and his behaviour were up and running ?
If you care to discuss the appalling way our traditional singers have been treated down the years, I'll be more than happy to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you