UK copyright held at 50 years

Requests by the entertainment industry to increase copyright from 50 to 70 years has been turned down. :bigsmile:
Commonsense has prevailed for once but I feel sorry for the likes of Cliff Richard who will lose out. :sad: :sad: :smiley:
More here http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=41217

If you haven’t made your money from a piece of music after 10 years, you aren’t EVER gonna make money from it :stuck_out_tongue:

I don’t listen to 60’s & 70’s music. I listen to occasional 80’s & 90’s music.
Gotta get everyone when they are teenager … that’s generally the bulk of your audience, … and then you have them for life.

Who’s cliff richards? (J/k).

Copyright of any music piece should be held by the artists, not the recording studios. The artists should be coining money from leasing their music to recording studios/production lines. The copyright would then be null and void when the artist died.

I agree wholeheartedly, I thought copyright was brought out to protect the song writers not the performers.