A True Story Of 'Copyright Piracy': Why The Verve Will Only Start Getting Royalties Now For Bittersweet Symphony

Mon, 3 Jun 2019 23:55:53 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"For all of the traditional recording industry's claims of how important
copyright is for "supporting artists," the most egregious examples of
legacy industry folks screwing artists over tend to involve copyright --
and especially cases involving sampling. The law around sampling is
particularly stupid, and has been for decades. Musicians can pay a
compulsory license to cover a song, but if you just want to sample a
bit, that's a whole different story. And even if you try to do it
right... well, copyright will fuck you over. Perhaps the most egregious
example is what happened with the Verve's hit song Bittersweet Symphony."

        *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net                   Andrew Pam
http://www.xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
http://www.glasswings.com.au/             Partner, Glass Wings
http://www.sericyb.com.au/                Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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