I'm really not sure...why. Bing Crosby and others used to do this. More
recently Mick Jagger.
Most publishers send out sample copies to radio stations for free,
and no royalty is paid for those promotion recordings (it's part of the
contract with the producer of the recording and rights owners.) I was
involved in this back in the 60s.
It seems this is the reverse of what the recordings to radio
stations get "not for commercial sale" usually on the label.
It is possible there are now new licensing terms in sound
recordings I'm not aware of. Perhaps this site provides more information.
*Trescott Research - Paul T. Jackson *
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On 4/29/2021 7:12 PM, Paul Stamler wrote:
> Hi folks:
> Caedmon LPs have a notice on the label, "Not licensed for radio
> airplay." My understanding is that a 1940s federal court ruling
> declared such limitations to be invalid, but the Caedmon LPs continue
> to feature the declaration. Can someone on the list fill me in on the
> real story? I have a wonderful Caedmon recording of Ossie Davis
> reading several of Langston Hughes's "Simple" stories, and I'd love to
> play it on the air legally.
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