Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Francois / Wyatt, Robert / Ayers, Kevin Bayle, William S. Burroughs, Wang Changcun|
An Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music, Fourth A-Chronology, 1937-2005
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Classical
Listen to Samples
Pieces you can't find anywhere else but the other reviews ar
Laurie Spiegel | New York City, NY USA | 12/29/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"These are historic musical works some of which have never been made available to the public and are not available anywhere else. But the other reviews are correct, that the label is not doing right by the artists.
Sub Rosa Records was very friendly up until I sent them the master tape they had requested. When they said they wanted to use it I asked to be sent their license agreement. I never heard from them again. No license but they put my piece out on cd anyway. I asked a couple of times again but each time got no reply.
I doubt that anyone else with music in this cd series has received any royalties for the use of their work or will. We do, however, get to know that people are listening to our music, and that, not money, is what probably just about all of us created this music for. Someone without any legal right to do so is making money from this music, but the music itself can now be heard.
I'm marking this with 3 stars because that averages the good and bad of this cd set as described here.
- Laurie Spiegel (composer of the piece "Sediment" on this release)"
David Campbell | Hong Kong | 07/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The compiler of this series always makes great efforts to track down the copyright holders. Rather than leave off tracks for which he can't find the holder they are included in the "interests of art and music history". The text with the CD explains this, and invites that untraceable copyright holders make contact to fix any problems (or take legal action)
Please bear this in mind when considering buying this CD"
James Elkins | Chicago, IL USA | 05/06/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The other reviewers raise serious issues. Can the pubisher or editor of this series please post a review stating whether he or she has actually answered the two reviews about composers who did not get royalties? It's one thing to have a statement in the CD material that composers are invited to write in, and it's quite another thing if those composers have actually been answered.
Sure, it's a good thing when artists' works are heard, and clearly, no one is making much money from this enterprise: but these reviews are really troubling. They are reminiscent of copyright problems in countries such as Russia and China, where, in my experience, it is still not common for publishers to seek authors' and artists' permissions. In western Europe and North America, copyright in my field (art history) is always adhered to, and these offerings should be withdrawn by Amazon until this is cleared up.
This is therefore a note to the publishers of the CD: can you please post a review stating whether or not you have answered the two reviewers who raise these concerns?"