Exactly!Everybody wants a piece of the pie.
I think it was actually an Eagles song that he said would cost extra, Life in the Fast Lane, and he played a short riff in a kind of slurred fashion just somewhat barely recognizable.Funny story. Joe Walsh was on a late show recently sitting in with the band. The host asks Joe if he will be playing one of his old songs. Joe said no, he can't. That would cost extra. So the host, a little stunned by the answer, asks if he should pass a hat around the audience to take up a collection so Joe can play Life's Been Good." I didn't totally get the joke until now. Thanks for explaining it.
If Joe Walsh cant play his songs and bands cant play covers of other bands without getting in trouble in clubs, Then how can Marty and others do this?
You make a good point. The notion that musician/artist == rich, is a relatively new concept. Up until the era of the Beatles, most successful musicians lived a middle class life. Highly successful songwriters might haveExactly!
Back in the 50's, early 60's musician wealth like that of Taylor Swift, and getting a million dollars a show was unheard of, especially with the ''one hit wonders'', who had no money to start out with, and were not smart enough to preserve the little money they made in their very short time on the top.
I read an article recently on the wealth, or the lack thereof of former famous musicians. Very few have anything today, and for those who are still alive, and can afford a lawyer, commencing a copyright infringement law suit could mean the difference between enjoying a steak, or opening up a can of beans.
When a subject like this comes up, I'm always reminded of Phil Collins. Good musician, OK, I'll give him that, on matters of the heart, crippled and retarded. Just about all his money has gone to numerous divorce settlements with Ex-Spouses.
And...now that he can barely sit up straight, he wants to tour again. Just me, but Genesis was everything with Peter Gabrielle and nothing without him.
There are fair use exceptions. With regard to public performance, this only applies to non-profit educational organizations.Obviously no expert on the subject, but I have heard if it is for educational purpose, you can do it, because he would not be infringing on any copywrite protections.
Gott agree. Basically, one group of poor people invented music. Another group of richer people copied and monetized it.There are only so many notes and ways you can put them together that sound good. Even fewer for chords. Good thing some early blues guy didn't copyright the 1-4-5 12 bar blues format.
I am skeptical of this but I am not familiar with copyright rules. even for a nonprofit the use must be for an educational purpose. E.g. not sure a fundraiser would qualify as no one is listening for educational purposes, but for entertainment/fundraising.There are fair use exceptions. With regard to public performance, this only applies to non-profit educational organizations.
I don’t think that fundraisers are excepted. My take on the public performance exception would be recitals, and that sort of thing. So a public school can hold recitals, or the marching band playing at a football game; that sort of thing.I am skeptical of this but I am not familiar with copyright rules. even for a nonprofit the use must be for an educational purpose. E.g. not sure a fundraiser would qualify as no one is listening for educational purposes, but for entertainment/fundraising.