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Thread #94776   Message #1838110
Posted By: Scrump
19-Sep-06 - 05:52 AM
Thread Name: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy
Subject: RE: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy
Ah, fair point. If a collector issues commercial recordings of a singer then obviously that singer should get royalties - and of course the singer should have to give his/her permission in the first place. I didn't realise that was what was happening here.

If an artist releases a trad song, do they get the royalties that would otherwise go to a composer? I guess that's why you often see "Trad. arr. Fred Bloggs" on records - does Fre Bloggs get the composer royalties for just "arranging" (i.e. singing) a trad song?