Mudcat Café message #4080719 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #168402   Message #4080719
Posted By: rich-joy
23-Nov-20 - 06:01 PM
Thread Name: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia
Subject: RE: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia

(an opinion piece!)

There are many other excellent Australian (and EnZed) songs I have, but it's getting harder to find an on-line recording of them (or especially (IMHO) a 'good' rendition!)

As I have lamented before, there are SO MANY vinyl/cassette tape/CD recordings in the Folk-and-related genres, from the 1970s-1990s, that haven't been digitised and uploaded to the internet (and not only from Down Under!)

There are a few worthy souls who do the hard yards of restoring old recordings and make them available for download, but so often, a removal order is slapped on them by copyright-owning corporations or performers,
when realistically, this outlet would be the only chance of anyone ever hearing these songs again.

Why be a Scrooge about your music if there's little chance for a new recording that (only possibly) would translate to sales??!!

We are in danger of losing so much good stuff, once my (over 60) generation which still has a foot in that fertile folk past, has gone.

Please reconsider this tightly-held "ownership" Thing; FOLK was always about Community and SHARING the Music with each other (which begets more music!)..........

Rich-Joy :)