Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Semi-MOC:Promos & royalties

Heidi Shenk nedkellytheking@hotmail.com
Fri, 25 Apr 2003 17:24:39 -0500

Yes...promotional copies of any form of an artists work do trigger royalty 
payments.  The manufacturer that is responsible for making the products must 
pay royalties if the product ends up in the hands of the public, regardless 
of whether people buy the product or get the product in a promotional 
giveaway.  The only time that the manufacturer is not liable for royalty 
payments is when products that have not been sold or given away are returned 
to them.


'Put down that weapon or we'll all be gone,
I must know something to know it's so wrong'
                    -Midnight Oil

----Original Message Follows----
From: "Beth Curran" <bcurran@columbus.rr.com>
To: <powderworks@cs.colorado.edu>
Subject: [Powderworks] Semi-MOC:Promos & royalties
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 17:55:24 -0400

Do band members accrue any royalties from promo releases such as Green
Disc, interview discs, Best of B-sides, etc?  So far I'm not putting
anything like that on my trade list, operating under the assumption that
the band must get some kind of income from these and that therefore it's
not appropriate to trade copies of promos.  Is that right? - Beth

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