Musicians copyright extended to 70 years
News: 13th September 2011 by Louise Dodgson under
Artists will now receive royalties on their recordings for an additional 20 years, as the copyright on sound recordings was extended from 50 to 70 years. This is good news for some ageing stars such as The Rolling Stones, The Who and The Beatles whose music was set to fall out of copyright, and of course will be good news in future years for the musicians of today. It also works out nicely for record labels who otherwise may have seen the copyright they own for certain releases being passed over to the public domain.
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