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Re: [ARSCLIST] Recording rights
I think some of the masters (Lee Wiley) are now owned by Audiophile, a label
of George H Buck/Jazzology (located in New Orleans).
Gold Star, a Houston TX label which extensively recorded Lightnin Hopkins,
may still have an owner in Houston, but Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records
(which has reissued many of these recordings) would surely know.....
Remington may be partly owned by Varese-Sarabande.
Best wishes, Thomas Stern.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven C. Barr" <stevenc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, July 03, 2004 8:49 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Recording rights
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steven Smolian" <smolians@xxxxxxxxx>
> >I'm looking for information on who presently- 2004- controls the rights
> recordings on various record labels.
> >The RIAA web page lists a few by each of the big 5. Otherwise, I've been
> able to hunt down a batch one-at-a-time.
> >At the moment, I'm trying to find out who owns Liberty Music Shop<snip>
> This could be a complicated situation. LMS was, of course, mainly a record
> store, and
> issued a number (about 250 or so) of discs under its own name. Most of
> custom recordings...made by ARC and later CBS, or Decca (there may have
> there is an extensive list in RR) for LMS as the client. Presumably, the
> owners of the firm (or do they still exist as a retail operation?) owned
> to the recordings...however, the metal parts may still be in the
> the company who made the recording for them.
> However, some sides on LMS were North American issues of overseas, usually
> recordings...I believe all of these would be p.d., since they would be
> by the copyright terms of the country where they were originally made.
> As far as what happened to Liberty Music Shop(s)...I looked on the web,
> couldn't find any current references (I did find a reference from
> in the nineteen-sixties, which presumably referred to the same firm...)
> Steven C. Barr