Mudcat Café message #2062318 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #101458   Message #2062318
Posted By: GUEST,Ralphie
28-May-07 - 08:57 AM
Thread Name: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
This scattergun approach at Herring Flinging is becoming ridiculous.
I may be entirely wrong, but, I'm sure that all Dick Miles wants is the ownershio and publishing rights to be returned to him at a fair price.
Dave Bulmer is not prepared to even negotiate that.

If (big if) Dick were to regain the rights etc to his work, then it would up to Dick if he ever thought about re releasing. It might be that he didn't think it would be worth it, but, at least he would have the choice so to do.
So, all your Flim Flam about pressing costs/ CD v CD-R is just that.

I'm sure that Dick and Dave could strike a deal, whereby Celtic could be cut in on any future release, lets face it he's eaning diddly squat at the moment, and he wouldn't have to front up the production costs himself. Win Win I would say.

As for guest artists appearing on CDs. I'm with Brian Peters on this one, I've never even heard of any Guest being paid anything a flat fee for the work that they do.
Yes, in the rock world, there is a system called "points"
A Guest artists may waive there session fee, and opt for points instead (Points are a percentage of sales, not sure exactly what, but getting a 1 point deal for playing on an Elton John CD could be incredibly lucrative!)
The folk scene....Nah!

I've played on several albums, always for a flat fee. If any of them went platinum, well good luck to the artist I say. Nowt to do with me.

Oh, and I'm assuming your use of the word "Slurryslinger" was just a symptom of your dyslexia (which I've never mentioned by the way)
It couldn't have possibly been a very childish insult could it?? Oh No !!