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Dylan, Crosby, Young, Fleetwood: Music publishing sector booming with high-profile sales

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This is undoubtedly a bad development, because you are abstracting the creative process from ownership and commercialization. Turning creative works into assets to be bought and sold will only increase the pressure to endlessly extend the copyright on them and stop them from entering the public domain. Most creative works are derivative of other people's work and many have benefitted from adapting songs, chord progressions, melodies etc. that had no copyright on them.

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For some musicians, it makes sense to cash out while they know prices are good. The possibility that the capital gains tax rate could increase under the Joe Biden administration is likely also triggering deals.

The irony is that they probably supported the tax they are trying to avoid.

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Two generations have now been raised essentially without rock and pop music, FM radio has been replaced by streaming, nobody actually buys music anymore, and the writing is on the wall. They're old, and they're cashing out.

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And then when they die everyone fights for the material and the lawyers make a killing.

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Great... now you can hear all your favorite classic rock tunes in hemorrhoid commercials.

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deadbeatlesToday  12:17 pm JST

Great... now you can hear all your favorite classic rock tunes in hemorrhoid commercials.

Commercialization and corporatization of rock'n'roll. It's a bastardition of its spirit. You can'r take the $ with you.

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Actually, I consider negative (-) reaction, as a thankful badge confirming that; 'the truth hurts'. Stay strong!

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Crosby a great musician singer-song writer. Byrds were a great band.

I don't listen to streaming music. I have my collection on HDD and put them on my phone.

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The Byrds were very good. Nonetheless, the Beatles are still my favorite.

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I don't listen to streaming music. I have my collection on HDD and put them on my phone.

Your point being what exactly?

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