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  1. 5 hours ago, bresna said:

    I know exactly what they're talking about. Look at Amazon's digital music offerings. Who makes money off of an album like this one: ? I'll tell you who - Amazon. :)

    I may be wrong (I often am) but I believe that though the recording may be pd in Europe the composition is not and the Arlen estate is owed money from the European record company.  Good luck with collecting that. 

  2. 1 hour ago, JSngry said:

    I meant modern, but sure, we can go with contemporary if you like?

    Panodra is not allowed to play the same artist more than one time every 15-20 minutes or so? That's just leader dates, though.

    Huh? Maybe I wasn't listening to Pandora (I thinkI was) but they were playing 3 or four Evans tunes in a row.

  3. I recently discovered that a couple of my friends usually have their Pandora tuned to "The Bill Evans Station"  (or something like that).  It's mostly, but not just, Evans's music.  They keep it on almost constantly.  These people are not big jazz fans so presumably others have also found this station.  Does this mean that the Evans estate now gets meaningful income from Pandora? 

  4. 4 hours ago, jazzbo said:

    I dig them a lot. Re: those lyrics though. . .sometimes when I hear them I think "Listening to Coltrane seems almost as bad to her as going through all that relationship crap."

    Reading the history of the band and the rest of the lyrics I on't think that's the case. 

    1 hour ago, jlhoots said:

    Sheila Jordan 

    Wow: how old is she now?  I saw her a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. 

  5. 20 hours ago, Scott Dolan said:

    He did seem very unhappy, and I’m sure he had legitimate reasons. He rage quit both here and JC, and at his age that seemed a bit off. I’m sure he was a good dude, but he seemed to be dealing with stronger demons than most. 

    I just read on-line that he had "come out" and was bitter about how some of his former friends reacted.  I had a couple of pleasant e-mail exchanges with him  and he was very forgiving about my obvious ignorance of the matters I was asking about. 

  6. I just gave. Is it political to point out that the health care system in the USA is insane?  I was criticized for pointing this out when there was a similar campaign for Barney Kessel.    

  7. I think (I don't really know, though  I do know how it works on DVD releases) that the owners of the original material do not own the new masters if they're done by Mosaic or whomever else. 

    To change the subject,  the new copyright laws mean that record companies and artists now get some payment for streaming whereas only publishers and writers got anything from radio play.  I don't know the cost of preparing music for release on streaming but I'm hoping that this will encourage rights holders to  make almost everything they own available. 

  8. 32 minutes ago, Big Beat Steve said:

    I can perfectly understand that a licensing deal is negotiated for a fixed amount of copies produced and no rights granted for any additional copies being produced. So when they are gone, they are gone.
    But letting oneself additionally be manhandled into a deal where you can sell the items only for a limited period of time (that as far as I recall wasn't even always that exceedingly long) and then forfeit any right to go on selling the remaining copies though you haven't even reached the contractually agreed volume is a - top put it kindly - "undersmart" move IMHO in THIS niche market and not one that serves the collectors' clientele out there.

    I presume that it was the only way they could get the deal.  I like the way we all presume we're smarter than they are.