Tunes with a life of their own
For the first time (so far), Jeremy has informed me that he has been asked to delete one of my tune submissions. The particular tune will be nameless but it was so popular in "my neck of the woods" that I didn’t think about asking permission before I posted it here. I’m afraid that I’ve sometimes been guilty of this, although I always check first if it’s a lesser known tune.
Anyway, this particular tune has been "done to death" in sessions up here and I feel it has a life of its own. It will continue to travel and very few musicians who learn it will ever see a copy of the music. So, in view of this, does it really do any harm to post well known tunes here? We’ve had similar discussions about this sort of thing before but I’d argue (yet again) that it is nigh impossible to control the spread of our kind of music. Of course, if the tunes are recorded or performed live at concerts, the composers should be credited and paid their dues but that’s a different matter.