You Think Musicians Would Learn from The Beatles or CCR

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by P. Aaron, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Last edited: Jul 7, 2019
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  2. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I was surprised when I read that too, I would have thought newer artists would have a better grip on publishing.
  3. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    As far as I know, Springsteen got his stuff locked down.
    The Rutles, not so much...
  4. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    This happened to many, many artists going all the way back to the 40s. Record companies would retain the publishing rights via the artists' recording contract because the artists didn't know better. So yeah, current artists (or at least their entertainment lawyers) should have more of a clue. But if you sign a contract.... :bored:
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2019
  5. Frank Tuesday

    Frank Tuesday

    Jul 11, 2008
    Austin, TX
    When you're not a star, you don't have much power during your initial contract negotiations. Unless you have multiple labels bidding for you, catalog rights are hard to keep.