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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Out of Step? Are Musicians Unsporting if They Want to be Paid?

Can it be true that the London Olympics organising Committee is asking musicians to provide their services for free of charge for the forthcoming games? Are the PRS and PPL being asked to waive licence fees for the public performance of copyright works at the events? Is this an amateur sporting event or could it be mistaken for dancing?

1 comment:

Stuart said...

I can absolutely believe that. I have been advising a client on the licence of some rights to the Olympics organisers (not music) and, again, the message was that our client should do it for the exposure, not the money. While that was less of an issue for this particular client, who do not make media content for a living, I would not be even slightly surprised if LOCOG was taking the same line on musicians.