Re: Petition against CD-R tax....

Subject: Re: Petition against CD-R tax....
From: Martín Fumarola (
Date: Wed Jan 13 1999 - 07:58:37 EST

On Tue, 12 Jan 1999 18:39:41 -0500, LucFortin wrote:

> Yes it is frutrating for contemporary music >composers to realize that
Garth Brooks sells so >many records but the tax money will be distributed
>on a "pro rata" basis and of course Shania Twain >receive a bigger
copyrights check than , for >example, Francis Dhomont. But is there
another >way to redistribute this tax ? Can parts of the >money be
reserved for grants ? any suggesstions? Is >someone from SOCAN reading this

some copyright/performing societies (such as the SGAE in Spain) offer the
"World Premmiere Bounty" for the first performance/world premmiere of a
contemporary music composition. But the regrettable side of this is that the
amount paid to composers is decreasing (at lest it happens in the SGAE).

Martin Fumarola

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