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The Tradition imprint is a more difficult subject.  Part of the titles
were purchased by Madacy simultaneously to the jazz and classical
titles; however, many of them were part of a sale to Rykodisc around the
same time.  However, what I have been told (and have not been able to
corroborate, but came from Bernie Solomon) is that Rykodisc never made
the final payment due for the purchase of the masters, and according to
Mr. Solomon, were not considered to be sold as a result.  I fear the
settlement of many of these issues may be resolved  (or not) in probate
or estate court.

MJ



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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Subject: Tradition/Everest/Vanguard
Classics/Bernie Solomon

What's the current status of the Tradition catalog?

John Ross

At  1/31/2008 09:07 AM, you wrote:
>Well, as I work for Madacy, and manage their intellectual property, and
>have a copy of the purchase agreement, I would disagree in this case.
>It may be the case with other masters he had, and Bernie Solomon was
>notorious for trying to sell his catalogue multiple times (it used to
be
>a joke at the NARM (music retailers) convention that Bernie would show
>up every year to find a new buyer).
>
>MJ
>
>
>
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>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] TO DAVID LEWIS: Re:
>Tradition/Everest/Vanguard Classics/Bernie Solomon
>
>It is my understanding that Everest (Solomon) has agreements that are
>non-exclusive.  That may explain some of the confusion.
>
>Steve Smolian
>
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>From: "David Lennick" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2008 10:25 AM
>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] TO DAVID LEWIS: Re:
>Tradition/Everest/Vanguard Classics/Bernie Solomon
>
>
> > All very interesting..which reminds me, I need to bother Compendia
>again
> > about some old royalties they still owe me for the stuff I did when
>they
> > were still Intersound. And fascinating to know that Madacy is no
>longer a
> > pirate label. A lot of their "rights" were very debatable, and there
>was a
> > time when you could find the identical recordings on Madacy and
> > Laserlight, right down to the clicks and pops from the original LPs
>they
> > stole.
> >
> > dl
> >
> > Mark Jenkins wrote:
> >>  Even though Artemis Records is defunct, and Danny Goldberg has
moved
>on,
> >> Sheridan Square Entertainment does still exist, with new owners,
and
> >> owns both Compendia Records and other labels (a portion of V2).
It's
> >> based in Nashville, TN, now and still is overseen by Michael Olsen.
> >> They still own the rights to the Vanguard catalogue, and I know
> >> independently that portions of this catalogue are being exploited
> >> privately online (as there is no formal agreement as of yet, I
>believe,
> >> between the parties, I won't go into the details).  As for the
>Everest
> >> jazz and classical catalogues, of which there has
> >> been recent discussion, these were purchased from Bernie Solomon by
> >> Madacy Music Group (now Madacy Entertainment LP) based in Montreal,
>and
> >> SOME of the 35mm masters have been licensed to Classic Records of
Los
> >> Angeles.  Madacy owns all worldwide rights to these recordings and
> >> master tapes.
> >>
> >>  MJ The information in this email is confidential and may be
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