Still Fresh 50 Years On February 3, 2009Posted by Dominic in Uncategorized.
Pat also blew the myth that musicians are all rich and famous. In fact, most earn surprisingly little for their work so the royalties that flow from a successful track are even more important.
That was the message to Minister, David Lammy, from Pat and the other musicians at the event. Some had travelled up to 100 miles, through the worst snow in twenty years, just to urge the government to give performers their whole-hearted support on copyright term. Musicians want a fair copyright term – fair relative to other creators – fair relative to our fellow performers in the USA who get 95 years from release.
It’s not much to ask for a few thousand talented individuals who have helped put Britain at the top of the tree in music and the creative industries.