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Re: [ARSCLIST] copyright and archives query
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From: "Roger and Allison Kulp" <thorenstd124@xxxxxxxxx>
> This explains why corporations don't want historical material,but it doesn't
explain why companies like Sony/BMG still have the Victor material.Are they an
exception ?If this is the case,it's criminal how much of the history of
commerce, and thus a major chunk of American history no longer exists.
I suspect that Victor, Columbia and the few others who kept their
recording ledgers originally did so because "they always had"...
and then in the late thirties and early forties discovered they
could be very useful in "reissue" projects!
In the case of Compo, Jim Kidd (IIRC) found the ledgers still among
company papers, and arranged to have them transferred to the NLC.
Did Decca donate theirs to the Country Music Hall Of Fame, and probably
gain substantial tax credits that way?
Steven C. Barr
(and one UK record firm...don't recall whom...found their old recording
ledgers stuffed into a wall...)