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Re: [ARSCLIST] Brunswick Records rights/Universal
On 23/01/06, James L Wolf wrote:
> Looks like Universal is going to focus on LP-era material. That's
> fine, and I hope they do a good job with these things and make them
> available at at-least CD quality. But the fact that they're not
> touching the 78-era material is telling. It helps make the case that
> the vast majority of this material has NO commercial viability now or
> in the forseable future. Plus the digitizing costs must be much
Universal has been releasing an excellent series of CD box sets of 1950s
recordings of classical music. (Almost all in mono.)
> Is there any progress in the general drive to make earlier
> sound-recording rights similar to other contemporaneous material (i.e.
> pre-23 PD, post 22 into PD starting 2018)? With all this data about
> unavailability, and now this first seeming corporate reaction, such a
> schema should be an acceptable compromise to all parties.
The 1923 date applies only in the USA.