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Copyright clearance in CAnada

dennisdennis Montreal, QuebecModerator
edited September 2006 in Archtop Eddy's Corner Posts: 2,129

I was wondering if anyone can help me out, my CD is just about complete but I need get the copyright clearance for the tunes. I'd appreciate any help I can get from any fellow canadians or anyone who might know a thing about this. I'm working on the artwork (it'd be cool to get ronnie coleman to pose for the cover but I don't think it'd work)

I am very happy with the CD (with the exception of my playing), lots of guests including Ritary Gaguenetti, Herve Gaguenetti, Frank Gambale, among many others (drummers, 2 female singers, one male singer, sax, violin, drums, fender rhodes, accordion, upright bass, slap/funk electric bass etc...) .

I'd ask a local friend of mine, but I don't want to bother him too much

making this cd was a total nightmare with lots of problems happenning but i'm glad it's almost over so i can concentrate on other projects like the djangobooks thing i promised michael



  • JackJack western Massachusetts✭✭✭✭
    Posts: 1,748
    Hey Dennis,

    Congratulations on getting this out-it's been a long road; I wasn't sure you'd be able to get it done after the robbery. Can't wait to hear it!

    About Canadian copyright, you might find some of this useful, though it might take a while to wade through: ... right.html

    Good luck!
  • SorefSoref Brookline, MA✭✭✭✭
    Posts: 94
    Sounds Like a great album, I'm really excited to hear it. You've got our support in Boston. If you're looking for an advance I'd love to pre-order the album. Good luck with the copyright business.

    -Jack no.2
  • nwilkinsnwilkins New
    Posts: 431
    hey Dennis - cool to hear about Gambale playing on your album. As you know I would not normally be very into that, :wink: but his latest acoustic album with Alain Caron is awesome. Unfortunately I was playing at the same time as them at the Rimouski Festijazz this year so I missed their show. On the plus side I did see Charlie Haden's Quartet West the night before!

    BTW, what is the deal with Django song copyrights in Canada - have they expired yet? Thanks,

  • dennisdennis Montreal, QuebecModerator
    Posts: 2,129
    Hi thanks for the replies everyone !!

    Gambale 's playing is very tasteful on my recording which is actually an RnB version of Nature Boy with Herve Gaguenetti providing a funky rhythm backed by some drums , fender rhodes and a hot sexy RnB singer, and some electric bass (with the cool slaps and whatnot). I play on a nylon string on that tune, and *gasp* (travesty!) i don't use gypsy picking!

    i'll post clips when i have every single track properly mixed.. we did 17 tunes, and it was a hard time for me because for the most part i chose tunes that i almost never play (or never played) and that are uncommon in today's repertoire (tunes like made in france, oui, rosetta, ornithology, stardust and especially minor swing.... ).... and a lot of the tunes have a modern twist to it (ie having tenor sax instead of violin, and having a roumanian gypsy bebop accordionist instead of just plain ol school style accordion).

    Ritary guests on two songs (Donna Lee and Some Of These Days), and Herve on three.

    Anyway , my main issues with copyright clearance are the django tunes, the french tunes that don't seem to be represented by the CMRRA, and Valse De Wasso....

    for the waltz I suppose I should ask Jon Larsen since it first appeared on Hot Club Records...

    btw it's interesting to see that Made In France is under Bireli's real name: Pierre Lagrene (hehehe)

    for the django tunes, michael dunn told me that they're public domain now, but i thought i heard about some extension on this law.... can anyone shed some light on this before I get sued?

    btw, i accompanied Duane Andrews a few weeks ago, we were talking about the django scene in Nova Scotia/Newfoundland and of course, the infamous nwilkins came up in the conversation.... just for you nick:

    i still can't figure out how to post youtube videos here
  • JackJack western Massachusetts✭✭✭✭
    Posts: 1,748
    nwilkins wrote:
    On the plus side I did see Charlie Haden's Quartet West the night before!

    Man, I love that group...I've been listening to a lot this week, trying to turn a friend onto them. Haden's!

  • nwilkinsnwilkins New
    Posts: 431
    yeah Jack it was a pretty amazing concert - they played Lonely Woman (from The Shape of Jazz to Come) which was probably the highlight :twisted:

    however, that Rusty Cooley is so musical that Quartet West has paled in comparison - thanks Dennis!
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