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Thread #154408   Message #3714321
Posted By: GUEST,Matthew R.
03-Jun-15 - 06:16 PM
Thread Name: Bill Leader / Trailer Records
Subject: RE: Bill Leader / Trailer Records
By the way, in recent years -- despite the downturn in the sales of music on physical media -- there have been hundreds if not thousands of reissues of remarkably obscure albums, some of which have done reasonably well. Labels such as Light in the Attic, Numero Group, Missisippi Records, and so forth have been in business a decade or more selling LPs and CDs of music that is much more obscure than that of Nic Jones or Dick Gaughan. The owners of these labels have been able to negotiate with the rights owners and make it worth their while to reissue the material. Certainly no one is getting rich in this market but it is nonetheless been proven to be a viable one.

In light of that, the continued insistence by some on this thread (often but not always cast in fairly abusive terms) that the Trailer catalogue plainly has no financial value -- and that /must/ be the reason by Bulmer never got around to exploiting it -- rings hollow. It's possible that nobody made an offer to Bulmer that he felt was fair. But to flatly assume that the market for a reissued Nic Jones LP is so vanishingly small as to make a reissue out of the question seems unwarranted to me. I suspect that will not stop people from repeating the assertion each time this thread is revived.