Back in the day I used to get a table halfway up the room with the commercial radio people. As Duncan put it on The Spinoff:
I was demoted from the front table last year next to Lorde's to one 3/4 of the way back. Clearly one needs to open a Vodafone dealership in Matamata to keep one's status.
did they? Not how I remember it.
To be fair, that’s pretty much as I recall it. They drew a line in the sand that most of the covers bands at Zwines (and they all were at that stage) hadn’t even figured out existed before.
That first Enemy gig in the Queen City was a fairly pivotal moment which went from “we’re gonna send these hippies back to where they belong” to a stunned “oh fuck!” in one slash of Chris’ broken bottle during ‘Iggy’.
And of course from that moment on to be a contender you had to write songs.
Just clarified this with Andrew. The dates were listed in Rip It Up but clearly didn't happen. RIU had 1 & 2 December in the schedule.
The great lost New Zealand synth-pop compilation as compiled by Jon Chapman. It's bloody wonderful.
Plus it includes this MIA classic (from former Techtones bassist Peter Solomon).
Damned if I can find a cover anywhere though...
Parts of it survive on AudioCulture, like this great Roi penned overview of The La De Da's in Dunedin for which I received a lovely email from Kevin Borich only yesterday.
Ah, thanks muchly for that. I’ll draw Simon’s attention to those details.
Credits all added - thank you Ian. I love the way we can keep on adding detail to these pages.
Pulling stuff back out of the public domain would be hugely problematic, starting with the question of who’s got copyright on previously-legitimate “unauthorised” derivative works made once PD applied.
Yep. Plus the fact that vast amounts of legitimately released music on vinyl, CD, Spotify and iTunes will become pirate. As will most of the Warehouse’s cheapie DVD racks.
Many other countries will be able to manufacture these but New Zealanders will not be able to access them legally.
These as an example.
Have I missed something, then?
No you haven’t – unless I have too. I can find nothing in that document that supports retroactive removal from PD. And I’ve just been speaking with someone who I think would know and the one word response was “no”.
Given the drive to get this stuff back into the marketplace by the industry I think I can say that such copyright reversion would not be aggressively asserted by many of the major players anyway*.
*unless there was money to be made of course ...
According to the bulletin, the TPP signatories will have to retroactively extend their copyright terms, giving longer copyrights to works that were created before the agreement was struck, and taking works out of the public domain and putting them back into copyright’s restrictions.
Wow – that’s something more than was expected. As of two days back the recording industry line was that it was not retrospective.
That means that this collection, to be issued next week to finally make available New Zealand works that have long been out of print, may now be contrary to a copyright that Universal had no idea they had until yesterday.