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  • Get ready for a Pepsi commercial scored with "Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast"

    And unfortunately as I typed this I can absolutely see it.
  • Disney can buy it and we can all get that G-rated remake of The Wall with The Rock and Tim Allen.  Soundtrack re-recorded by BTS.
  • A reminder that it's important to own the rights to the music you create
  • Too bad Michael Jackson isn't around anymore...
  • You're laughing, subby.  But it ain't funny.

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  • Gubbo: A reminder that it's important to own the rights to the music you create


    Kate Bush's $200k/day week last week is all the lesson you need on this.

    // of course, it was 40 years between when the song came out and this huge payday
    // so it also takes patience, and the luck to not need cash before the work breaks big
  • DeBeer is the obvious choice to license "Shine On..."
  • Man, DSOTM,WYWH and The Wall are perennial strong legacy catalog sellers, but Animals, The Final Cut, and everything before DSOTM aren't particularly. Steady, but in no way spectacular. Unless this includes a whole bunch of unreleased live stuff this is vastly overpriced compared to Dylan.
  • I understand why older acts are selling off the rights to their music, and ultimately, it IS their music and their choice to make -- if they want comfort in their golden years and a windfall to leave their family, I get it* -- but it's still kind of disheartening to see this classic stuff sold off to investment firms and corporations and the like.


    *You'd think inheriting the catalog would be a windfall, but in many ways, it's inheriting a burden. You're being handed a big and complicated business, with all that goes with it. It's like leaving your kids that massive comic collection you accumulated, but on a much grander scale. They don't want it! They want you to sell it so they don't have to deal with the bullshiat of selling it on their own when you pass.
  • shoegaze99: I understand why older acts are selling off the rights to their music, and ultimately, it IS their music and their choice to make -- if they want comfort in their golden years and a windfall to leave their family, I get it* -- but it's still kind of disheartening to see this classic stuff sold off to investment firms and corporations and the like.


    *You'd think inheriting the catalog would be a windfall, but in many ways, it's inheriting a burden. You're being handed a big and complicated business, with all that goes with it. It's like leaving your kids that massive comic collection you accumulated, but on a much grander scale. They don't want it! They want you to sell it so they don't have to deal with the bullshiat of selling it on their own when you pass.


    I'm just donating my physical media to the library. Boom, done, and if there's a windfall hidden in there, hopefully they find it before it's stolen off the shelves or sold for a pittance at the book sale. It's literally hundreds of 12x12 book boxes, so it would be bullshiat to leave someone else that chore.
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  • drewogatory: shoegaze99: I understand why older acts are selling off the rights to their music, and ultimately, it IS their music and their choice to make -- if they want comfort in their golden years and a windfall to leave their family, I get it* -- but it's still kind of disheartening to see this classic stuff sold off to investment firms and corporations and the like.


    *You'd think inheriting the catalog would be a windfall, but in many ways, it's inheriting a burden. You're being handed a big and complicated business, with all that goes with it. It's like leaving your kids that massive comic collection you accumulated, but on a much grander scale. They don't want it! They want you to sell it so they don't have to deal with the bullshiat of selling it on their own when you pass.

    I'm just donating my physical media to the library. Boom, done, and if there's a windfall hidden in there, hopefully they find it before it's stolen off the shelves or sold for a pittance at the book sale. It's literally hundreds of 12x12 book boxes, so it would be bullshiat to leave someone else that chore.


    My father was a big collector, and he collected lots of stuff. His house was basically a museum of collectibles when he died. (Yes, he was single!). He thought he was leaving us a desirable inheritance and a nice windfall.

    What he was leaving us with was a gigantic burden.

    Selling off all that shiat was a huge task and we didn't even do it "right," we did it as bulk collections. Had we sold it all individually to maximize the money, it would have been a full-time job that would have taken at least a year of actual full-time work.

    No thanks. We had a few people help cherry-pick the biggest ticket items, sold them individually, and the rest went in bulk.

    I'm a collector, too, but I already have my sell-off planned. There's an age milestone that, when I hit it, I begin selling. My family can opt to keep anything they want and I won't sell that stuff, otherwise, I'm purging rather than saddle my family with the burden.
  • I don't know how most of these rights sales works, but I assume for that coin it's lock, stock and barrel.  No retention of "approval rights."   Which means, the new owners might want to do things with the music that could be embarrassing.

    The thing about PF albums is that they all seem to be neatly packaged concepts.  Who's to say if the new owners don't produce a Cats-like musical based upon Animals, or a DSOTM immersive therapy experience (OK, I might do that). or The Wall miniseries.
  • First of all, the surviving members have made so much money already that nobody in their families will ever be able to spend it all.

    Secondly, I find it hard to believe that Waters would agree to this.  It's just not his style.

    But whatever.  They'll all be dead soon and I guess it won't matter to them if their songs are used for tampon commercials.  Good lord.
  • From an investment perspective, it's worth it. Every angsty white kid who turns 13 for the next 200 generations will discover Pink Floyd and listen to them for at least two years during high school. As long as people keep having children, there's an endless market for the music.
  • Dr Dreidel: Gubbo: A reminder that it's important to own the rights to the music you create

    Kate Bush's $200k/day week last week is all the lesson you need on this.

    // of course, it was 40 years between when the song came out and this huge payday
    // so it also takes patience, and the luck to not need cash before the work breaks big


    It wasn't a "slow burner".  The single hit #3 in the '80s, and the album knocked off Madonna's Like a Virgin, entering at #1.  It sold well in its heyday, it's not like somebody dug it up off of a mix-tape and nobody'd heard it before.  Hounds of Love is probably her biggest and best-known album.  In the meantime, she's put out several strong and well-received albums.  It's nice to see she's being appreciated, though.
  • Billy Liar: Dr Dreidel: Gubbo: A reminder that it's important to own the rights to the music you create

    Kate Bush's $200k/day week last week is all the lesson you need on this.

    // of course, it was 40 years between when the song came out and this huge payday
    // so it also takes patience, and the luck to not need cash before the work breaks big

    It wasn't a "slow burner".  The single hit #3 in the '80s, and the album knocked off Madonna's Like a Virgin, entering at #1.  It sold well in its heyday, it's not like somebody dug it up off of a mix-tape and nobody'd heard it before.  Hounds of Love is probably her biggest and best-known album.  In the meantime, she's put out several strong and well-received albums.  It's nice to see she's being appreciated, though.


    I don't know who Kate Bush is, but I know her Fark handle now.
  • downstairs: Get ready for a Pepsi commercial scored with "Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast"

    And unfortunately as I typed this I can absolutely see it.


    They can bring back the GEICO squirrels with "Several Spieces of Small Furry Animals..."

    How about Cologuard using "The Narrow Way"?
  • sforce: Billy Liar: Dr Dreidel: Gubbo: A reminder that it's important to own the rights to the music you create

    Kate Bush's $200k/day week last week is all the lesson you need on this.

    // of course, it was 40 years between when the song came out and this huge payday
    // so it also takes patience, and the luck to not need cash before the work breaks big

    It wasn't a "slow burner".  The single hit #3 in the '80s, and the album knocked off Madonna's Like a Virgin, entering at #1.  It sold well in its heyday, it's not like somebody dug it up off of a mix-tape and nobody'd heard it before.  Hounds of Love is probably her biggest and best-known album.  In the meantime, she's put out several strong and well-received albums.  It's nice to see she's being appreciated, though.

    I don't know who Kate Bush is, but I know her Fark handle now.


    If you don't know who Kate Bush is, that's a reflection on you, man. Do you brag about not knowing who Socrates is?
  • They gonna split it all equally?   one of the guys is dead, two if you count Syd Barrett.

    I recall Roger Waters kicked the keyboardist out of the band for a bit, because he didn't think he was contributing to the overall output, while they were all getting paid the same.   Sorta dickish on Water's part, but i can understand.   At the end of the day, its a business. a livliehood.
  • Lsherm: sforce: Billy Liar: Dr Dreidel: Gubbo: A reminder that it's important to own the rights to the music you create

    Kate Bush's $200k/day week last week is all the lesson you need on this.

    // of course, it was 40 years between when the song came out and this huge payday
    // so it also takes patience, and the luck to not need cash before the work breaks big

    It wasn't a "slow burner".  The single hit #3 in the '80s, and the album knocked off Madonna's Like a Virgin, entering at #1.  It sold well in its heyday, it's not like somebody dug it up off of a mix-tape and nobody'd heard it before.  Hounds of Love is probably her biggest and best-known album.  In the meantime, she's put out several strong and well-received albums.  It's nice to see she's being appreciated, though.

    I don't know who Kate Bush is, but I know her Fark handle now.

    If you don't know who Kate Bush is, that's a reflection on you, man. Do you brag about not knowing who Socrates is?


    Compares Kate Bush to Socrates and thinks Pink Floyd will have more longevity than Mozart.
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  • stoli n coke: Lsherm: sforce: Billy Liar: Dr Dreidel: Gubbo: A reminder that it's important to own the rights to the music you create

    Kate Bush's $200k/day week last week is all the lesson you need on this.

    // of course, it was 40 years between when the song came out and this huge payday
    // so it also takes patience, and the luck to not need cash before the work breaks big

    It wasn't a "slow burner".  The single hit #3 in the '80s, and the album knocked off Madonna's Like a Virgin, entering at #1.  It sold well in its heyday, it's not like somebody dug it up off of a mix-tape and nobody'd heard it before.  Hounds of Love is probably her biggest and best-known album.  In the meantime, she's put out several strong and well-received albums.  It's nice to see she's being appreciated, though.

    I don't know who Kate Bush is, but I know her Fark handle now.

    If you don't know who Kate Bush is, that's a reflection on you, man. Do you brag about not knowing who Socrates is?

    Compares Kate Bush to Socrates and thinks Pink Floyd will have more longevity than Mozart.
    Did you ever get that mural for your van finished?


    That van is going to be worth MONEY, dude!

    Also, who says Mozart won't be around for 200 generations? I didn't.
  • Lsherm: stoli n coke: Lsherm: sforce: Billy Liar: Dr Dreidel: Gubbo: A reminder that it's important to own the rights to the music you create

    Kate Bush's $200k/day week last week is all the lesson you need on this.

    // of course, it was 40 years between when the song came out and this huge payday
    // so it also takes patience, and the luck to not need cash before the work breaks big

    It wasn't a "slow burner".  The single hit #3 in the '80s, and the album knocked off Madonna's Like a Virgin, entering at #1.  It sold well in its heyday, it's not like somebody dug it up off of a mix-tape and nobody'd heard it before.  Hounds of Love is probably her biggest and best-known album.  In the meantime, she's put out several strong and well-received albums.  It's nice to see she's being appreciated, though.

    I don't know who Kate Bush is, but I know her Fark handle now.

    If you don't know who Kate Bush is, that's a reflection on you, man. Do you brag about not knowing who Socrates is?

    Compares Kate Bush to Socrates and thinks Pink Floyd will have more longevity than Mozart.
    Did you ever get that mural for your van finished?

    That van is going to be worth MONEY, dude!

    Also, who says Mozart won't be around for 200 generations? I didn't.


    I don't know, man.  A name-check in a Springsteen song is cool, but 200 generations? That's like a couple thousand years.
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