I wasn't sure where to post this, so here it is in Recording.
My band is wrapping up its first CD and belatedly starting to deal with copyright issues. One of our songs in Bossa Dorado. I have had no luck finding out who the publisher is. Does anyone know? Someone who has recorded this must have gone through this process.
The song isn't even listed in the CMRRA data base (Canadian) or Harry Fox Agency (US). ASCAP lists it under "Patrick Schmitt," presumably Dorado's legal name, but with no publisher listed. I've tried to Google "Bossa Dorado publisher," to no avail.
"It's a great feeling to be dealing with material which is better than yourself, that you know you can never live up to."
-- Orson Welles