I agree with you Hugh, but the reality is that many up and coming producers simply get
robbed when it comes to royalties if they toe the line and clear. Can you blame them for
not doing so, having seen my example? Certainly in the underground scene it goes on all
the time. Copyright is there to protect US (the artists and producers), but does it
really, or does it protect the record company? In my case the singer who we used was
never mentioned in the publishing but she is still alive and we promoted her in a big way.
The person who was the writer had been dead for ages and I wonder if his estate saw a
penny. Somehow, I doubt it, and that is why I prefer not to clear anymore.
Edited by atechnogirl (27/03/12 09:15 PM)