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Thread #73346   Message #1486115
Posted By: GUEST,Guest: Java Jive
16-May-05 - 02:06 PM
Thread Name: Celtic Music Dave Bulmer (6)
Subject: RE: Celtic Music Dave Bulmer (6)
Just for factual info ...

MbM are supplying Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/size=20&store-name=music&index=music&field-label=Music%20By%20Mail/026-658

I bought Barbara Dickson's "From The Beggar's Mantle" by this means. The CD, not CD-R, is by Phonograph, "Licensed from the Decca Music Group Ltd, a division of Universal Music Group". It's distributed by MbM.

I don't see any MCPS/PRS info or logos on the CD or packaging, but I think p*ssing of Decca by not paying due royalties would probably be more than it's worth. Besides, if I've understood the conversation above correctly, they're paid by the presser, not the distributor, who would presumably be Phonograph (although I suppose they could be a related offshoot)? Also, as posted in previous incarnations of this thread, Barbara Dickson has (last time I looked) information on her site about obtaining this album from MbM. So I presume in this case at least the artist is getting due entitlement.

However, I think I will refrain from buying other albums in the link until the royalty situation is clarified.