Mudcat Café message #2052149 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #101458   Message #2052149
Posted By: GUEST,Ralphie
15-May-07 - 05:22 AM
Thread Name: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
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"Did you contact all the artistes and pay them additional royalties out of the profits?"

Mmm interesting. Apart from the fact that the phrase "additional royalties" hardly seems to be relevant, as no original royalties have ever been paid by the owner of the catalogue!!!!
An example.
If I bought a fancy mug from a bespoke potter, and subsequently sold it on to a friend, would I have to pass on 10% to the original potter?

Don't think so. Said potter would already have had his money, some of which would be his profit. If his mug, subsequently came up for auction and made 1000, would he be entitled to 10%??
No. But if I were said potter, I'd get potting pronto!!

My last CD is now out of print. (Not enough interest to do another re-pressing)
But if anyone I know that had bought a copy wishes to copy it for a friend then I have no problem, as it is unavailable otherwise.

But, this fictitious friend is not purporting to be a distributor, and does not own the rights to said recording. Just doing a favour for a mate.

A very different scenario to the one being discussed here.
Hope that clears up that point.