I don't have my tracing of these matters to hand at the present, but it is
clear that Warner took back the Columbia Brunswick materials which it had
let them use on a royalty basis. Columbia defaulted on its royalties. I
don't believe they ever "belonged" to Columbia.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Lennick" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2006 6:05 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Copyright and Marston Records
> To clarify my earlier comment about Savoy, it lays claim to the entire
> catalog and all Crown masters on the basis of having licensed some
> Varsity sides in the 40s. And Universal's archive includes more than early
> Brunswicks..all English Deccas from 1929 as well as any older labels that
> company absorbed in the 30s, all Polydor and DGG, etc.
> Isn't there also some speculation that Sony/BMG might not really own the
> 1932-1939 Brunswick/ARC assets (which were in fact owned by Warner
> Steven Smolian wrote:
>> Not to mention Edison which is public domain as it is owned by the U.S.
>> National Parks Service and the government cannot own a copyright.
>> Steve Smolian
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "David Lennick" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2006 4:42 PM
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Copyright and Marston Records
>> > Bob Olhsson wrote:
>> >> >I hope details will be forthcoming, especially if they can serve as a
>> >> >badly needed licensing model for US companies.
>> >> >
>> >> There are no US companies for the early stuff and little need for a
>> >> licensing model because Sony/BMG owns everything EMI doesn't and they
>> >> both own a lot of it jointly. Universal kicks in during the '30s.
>> > Nope..Universal owns Brunswick's pre-1932 catalog so it goes back to
>> > the
>> > late 1910s whether it knows it or not.
>> >> Independent label ownership only begins in the '40s when the last of
>> >> the
>> >> electrical recording patents expired.
>> > Crown, Hit of the Week, Grey Gull are among the more prominent
>> > independent
>> > labels and as far as I know, all are orphaned (despite the claims that
>> > Crown went to Oberstein and everything Obie owned became part
>> > of Savoy).
>> > dl
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