This Is Me, Ten Sticks (lehah) wrote in copyright,
This Is Me, Ten Sticks
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Music Rights And Copyright

I'm going to make a long story short. I've been collecting film score for the last 15 years and there is one particular album thats never seen the light of day. I've tried to get a couple of music industry people / producers I know interested in the property, did some internet footwork, even tracked down where the compositional sketches, unused liner notes and personal notes from the composer are kept - but all the album producers say the "trick hat" is the company who legally *owns* the master. (The company is in the UK, the physical copy of the music is in a university archive in California)...

"I don't know if you are being sarcastic or not, but I'm serious, if somebody does the absolutely miserable work of seducing a new company into licensing a film score at "archival" rates, I'll happily put the album out... All you have to do is find out someone in business affairs who can acknowledge that they are the right company, and then will agree to license the soundtrack album master for only a few thousand pounds. The hard part is getting a sympathetic person at that company to want to do this."

I'm really just looking for advice or a crash course in what to do with this situation. I just need to know the lingo and ettiqute to sound professional. Can anyone here help me out?
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