Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Friday Music: Hyper than the rest

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  • Rich of Observationz,

    not available in my territory

    Now I've been working on the fringes of publishing, I'm kinda understanding the reason. Those artists will all have record/publishing deals that segment by territory, with overseas rights having been licensed elsewhere. To make the compilation available, the record company has to square away all the rights. If they want to do it for NZ, that means someone's got to go through all the contracts, contact management and licensees and generally muck around, all for a few thousand dollars of revenue (at a high estimate, I think). Not viable.

    Maybe as time goes on, most artists will sign global deals (or maybe not - possibly one makes more money in e.g. Japan if handled by a local company).

    I don't see a way of cutting this knot (apart from moving to acceptance of file sharing and a levy system).

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4413 posts Report Reply

  • peter mclennan,

    couple of 90s kiwi reggae cats, Jules Issa, and Mighty Asterix, w DLT

    AK Central • Since Nov 2006 • 152 posts Report Reply

  • peter mclennan,

    oh, and this IV with Asterix, by the one like Stinky Jim

    AK Central • Since Nov 2006 • 152 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    Many things will never be available in this territory.

    Thankfully we still have Soundcloud. Here's the biggest, warmest, grandest, hands-in-the-air-and-head-in-the-clouds Daft Punk remix I've ever heard. Superheroes - Solidisco remix (with download).

    The People's Republic of … • Since Nov 2006 • 2130 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    I don’t see a way of cutting this knot (apart from moving to acceptance of file sharing and a levy system).

    Yeah, I know. I just went with my initial reaction. But I thought I should end on a happier note, so I've added a video clip to the post that makes me go "FUCK YEAH!" instead of "fuck this!".

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18666 posts Report Reply

  • Dave Patrick,

    Can we post The Audience embedded tracks as well? I tried to do one but in the preview it didn't really work. I just wanted to plug a young lady called Isla Norman from Christchurch, who sings whimsical, slightly cynical pure pop ditties, and wanted to post her track "Florence Nightingale" from The Audience

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 232 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Dave Patrick,

    Can we post The Audience embedded tracks as well? I tried to do one but in the preview it didn’t really work.

    We share a developer, so yeah. We could do that. Leave it with me.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18666 posts Report Reply

  • Dave Patrick,

    Cheers, Russell

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 232 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington,

    DJ Lord and Public Enemy make me happy.

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 883 posts Report Reply

  • Robert Catto,

    So here's a thing - the link to iTunes you posted for that compilation brings up the 'not available in your territory' error, yes; but if you actually search for the album in the NZ iTunes store it's there. (I just bought it.) So, it's a broken link / redirect fail issue, rather than a territory one...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2012 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Robert Catto,

    So, it’s a broken link / redirect fail issue, rather than a territory one…

    Oh! Usually these things redirect. I'll go and get that thing.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18666 posts Report Reply

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