Re: [rumori] Re: Soulwax Clearance

From: Steev Hise (
Date: Wed Mar 20 2002 - 21:35:29 PST

on Wed, 20 Mar 2002 Jon Leidecker told me:

>we need compulsory sample licenses, exactly as we currently have compulsory
>licenses for cover versions of songs. when someone wants to record &
>release a cover version of a nirvana song, they can't stop you. you have
>to pay, but they can't stop you.

that's not true. it's just commonly not done, you just call the
Harry Fox Agency and ask how much to make the check out to -
Usually. but it's not law, just industry standard practice, and
there are exceptions. remember when Prince refused to let
anyone cover '1999' back in 1999?


Steev Hise, Wannabe Has-Been
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