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Thread #73346   Message #1414794
Posted By: shepherdlass
19-Feb-05 - 06:20 AM
Thread Name: Celtic Music Dave Bulmer (6)
Subject: RE: Celtic Music Dave Bulmer (6)
Further to the distribution point - Black Crow was owned by a long-term friend of Bulmer's and the two companies were effectively in bed with each other for a long time.

Like Lien, I also gather the distribution rights of a lot of the other companies were acquired from receivers.

Now, any company seeking to emulate CM will find things a lot tougher because there are nice, intermediary-free websites where folkies can buy their CDs direct from the artists.