Mark M ’s three thousand, three hundred and thirty-four comments

  • Re: Songs and Tunes

    "When? I remember it clearly. "Song," for any musical performance is Apple-Corp speak, introduced with their iTunes" I think it goes back further than that, certainly in the recording studio. I have the manual for a console from the early '90s which delib... more…

  • Re: Copyrighted Tunes on the Session?

    Barry: As the article you linked to states, it was the publishing rights that Jackson bought. Publishing rights are the songwriter's rights. more…

  • Re: Copyrighted Tunes on the Session?

    Susan K: Yes, you can sell copyright, you can also give it away, which is what the vast majority of composers do if they want to make money from their music. When you register a composition with MCPS or other rights organizations within the contract you a... more…

  • Re: Chairs

    No one has yet mentioned the thing that annoys me most - when a musician's non-playing other half insists on sitting next to him/her in the circle while there are other musicians without seats. more…

  • Re: Copyrighted Tunes on the Session?

    Hmmm... more…

  • Re: Copyrighted Tunes on the Session?

    After a very quick internet trawl I can't really see how he is preventing the song from being more widely known - there are several CD recordings of it and tracks available on Spotify, performances on youtube, and at least two manuscript arrangements (By ... more…

  • Re: Copyrighted Tunes on the Session?

    How is this guy using copyright to prevent the tune becoming more widely known? If the tune has been previously performed in public he can't prevent anyone else for performing it, and if it has been recorded he can't prevent anyone else from recording it,... more…

  • Re: Copyrighted Tunes on the Session?

    It's just the way of the world. There is a similar situation in another branch of our family. A fairly well known writer died, leaving all his work to his wife, with his publishing house administering the licensing. His work was part of his estate, and he... more…

  • Re: Copyrighted Tunes on the Session?

    Tunes themselves are copyright, separately from printed editions which may have their own copyright, typically the tune copyright belongs to the composer and the typesetting copyright to the publisher. Any use of the tune, in any way (including setting it... more…

  • Re: How do string instruments manage stay in tune with themselves?

    I don't find it suprising that instruments stay in tune with themselves despite temperature changes, thermal expansion is dependent only on the material the string is made from, and is not dependent on diameter, tension or anything else (and any change in... more…