I heard that report too. A real eye opener.12bars wrote:in an interview today on npr, someone said, if you want to support the artists, instead of buying cds, help pay for an auditor for the record companies.
They were ripped off already if they purchased a Jessica Simpson CD.Kyle wrote:(i forget the timeline, but i will guestimate at less than 1 year)
Jessica Simpson re-releases that SAME CD with 3 new songs. Is there a price reduction? can you trade in? HELL NO You have to buy the brand new CD at full price for 3 friggin songs. That, is a rip!
Was that Morning Edition or All Things Considered or something else?12bars wrote:in an interview today on npr, someone said, if you want to support the artists, instead of buying cds, help pay for an auditor for the record companies.
Only the artists who had the clout/smarts to get such contracts (usually veteran acts who demended such rights in a renegotiation). There are also different degrees of rights and ownership, so it can be somewhat complicated.Kyle wrote:I was always under the impression that song artists owned their music because they stipulated that in the contract.
As a consumer/music lover who wants to "own" as much music as possible while spending as little as possible, I completely agree. It would be GREAT if copyrights expired after 20 years... hell, because we don't lose anything and only gain, let's make it 5 years!Yakov wrote:BTW, I agree with you almost, except that the record company OWNS the music. I don't think they should OWN anything, they should have some kind of right to it for 20 years or whatever, but it's owned by the artist(s). That makes more sense to me, it's more like book publishing.