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Thread started 09/30/20 11:29pm

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how will the transfer of rights from WB to Sony affect releases?

Do you think WB are rushing the releases (relatively speaking) at the moment to get them out before the rights expire?
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Reply #1 posted 10/01/20 11:21am

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funkbabyandthebabysitters said:

Do you think WB are rushing the releases (relatively speaking) at the moment to get them out before the rights expire?

I don't think once a year is rushing, but it's probably best. Some of will undoubtedly be dead before they're all out at this rate.

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Reply #2 posted 10/01/20 3:31pm

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WB keep their rights on the entire Vault Material recorded by Prince when he was in contract with them....but i heard very recently that a new agreement has been found for the future SPDLX Reissue between WB & Sony ...so we will C ??

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Reply #3 posted 10/01/20 4:02pm

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My guess is none of us have got the contractual agreements correct.

Putting it bluntly, If I were the CEO of WB music, and I was was going to lose the rights to all Prince material (minus the soundtracks) in 2021, I'd have milked it already. Even if that meant a giant box set of a mish mash material.

You don't simply hand the revenue, however big or small, over to another party for free.

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Reply #4 posted 10/01/20 4:08pm

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SquirrelMeat said:

My guess is none of us have got the contractual agreements correct.

Putting it bluntly, If I were the CEO of WB music, and I was was going to lose the rights to all Prince material (minus the soundtracks) in 2021, I'd have milked it already. Even if that meant a giant box set of a mish mash material.

You don't simply hand the revenue, however big or small, over to another party for free.

Agreed, it would be ludicrous to not cash in on that wealth of material, we would have seen new SDE's every two or three months likely over the last few years.

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Reply #5 posted 10/01/20 6:07pm

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SquirrelMeat said:

My guess is none of us have got the contractual agreements correct.

Putting it bluntly, If I were the CEO of WB music, and I was was going to lose the rights to all Prince material (minus the soundtracks) in 2021, I'd have milked it already. Even if that meant a giant box set of a mish mash material.

You don't simply hand the revenue, however big or small, over to another party for free.

If we don't have the agreement correct it means the Estate made a mistake in their press release announcing 2021. Unlikely.

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It's very possible that the Estate (Comerica in the end) opposed rushing the process because it didn't fit their own agenda. Then WB was fucked.

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Reply #6 posted 10/01/20 6:08pm

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funkaholic1972 said:

SquirrelMeat said:

My guess is none of us have got the contractual agreements correct.

Putting it bluntly, If I were the CEO of WB music, and I was was going to lose the rights to all Prince material (minus the soundtracks) in 2021, I'd have milked it already. Even if that meant a giant box set of a mish mash material.

You don't simply hand the revenue, however big or small, over to another party for free.

Agreed, it would be ludicrous to not cash in on that wealth of material, we would have seen new SDE's every two or three months likely over the last few years.

As I just said above, they may not have been given a choice.

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Reply #7 posted 10/01/20 6:09pm

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love2thenines2003 said:

WB keep their rights on the entire Vault Material recorded by Prince when he was in contract with them....but i heard very recently that a new agreement has been found for the future SPDLX Reissue between WB & Sony ...so we will C ??

It'd make sense as both labels would benefit from such an agreement.

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Reply #8 posted 10/01/20 6:25pm

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databank said:

SquirrelMeat said:

My guess is none of us have got the contractual agreements correct.

Putting it bluntly, If I were the CEO of WB music, and I was was going to lose the rights to all Prince material (minus the soundtracks) in 2021, I'd have milked it already. Even if that meant a giant box set of a mish mash material.

You don't simply hand the revenue, however big or small, over to another party for free.

If we don't have the agreement correct it means the Estate made a mistake in their press release announcing 2021. Unlikely.

.

It's very possible that the Estate (Comerica in the end) opposed rushing the process because it didn't fit their own agenda. Then WB was fucked.


It's not the first time the estate would have put out a false statement.

WB won't be sweating any of this. If there is a clause that makes things theirs, then they'll grab it.

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Reply #9 posted 10/01/20 6:28pm

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SquirrelMeat said:



databank said:




SquirrelMeat said:


My guess is none of us have got the contractual agreements correct.

Putting it bluntly, If I were the CEO of WB music, and I was was going to lose the rights to all Prince material (minus the soundtracks) in 2021, I'd have milked it already. Even if that meant a giant box set of a mish mash material.

You don't simply hand the revenue, however big or small, over to another party for free.



If we don't have the agreement correct it means the Estate made a mistake in their press release announcing 2021. Unlikely.


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It's very possible that the Estate (Comerica in the end) opposed rushing the process because it didn't fit their own agenda. Then WB was fucked.





It's not the first time the estate would have put out a false statement.

WB won't be sweating any of this. If there is a clause that makes things theirs, then they'll grab it.


Indeed they will. In the future.
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Reply #10 posted 10/01/20 6:54pm

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i would like whatever nets us the most music the fastest to happen thank you

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