Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sydney Australia
Re: VH Led Zepplin Sue Nightclub Over Cover Songs
It's only fair - any professional musician/songwriter earns their living from royalties, basically, and if anyone on Jemsite is doing so, I'm absolutely sure they'd agree that the licencing fee and associated beauraucracy (sic) is simply the cost of performing someone else's music - get over it.
While there have been huge debates on this forum regarding Chibanez copies, and whether Ibanez should be doing something about them, isn't this really just another facet of the same debate - covering a song really amounts to a form of plagiarism, we all do it, but ultimately the intellectual property contained within the piece belongs to the original composer, and they deserve to be rewarded.