Robert Plant turns down $800 mil for three Led Zep concerts.

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    Nov 10, 2014 10:16 PM GMT
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/10/showbiz/music/robert-plant-turns-down-zeppelin-reunion-800-million/index.html
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    Nov 10, 2014 11:04 PM GMT
    lol I saw that, maybe for another $100 million they can exhume John Bonham and prop him up with a drum kit
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    Nov 10, 2014 11:22 PM GMT
    That would be a hell of a ticket line for that one. I hope I'd live through the line and with food every few days and water once in a while, I'm sure I would.

    They're getting on in years so if they're ever going to do it.....

    And since I'm getting to my elderly years, Led Zep isn't the only one I want to see before they're gone or I'm gone. Be nice for Dave Gilmore and Roger Waters to give it one more run. And I will see John Mayall before he's gone, and at 81 it could be anytime.
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    Nov 11, 2014 2:57 AM GMT
    Maybe Plant is a bit worried he and the band could actually have to give some of that money up when they lose the Stairway To Heaven lawsuit, its not looking good for them as plagiarists, that song has been soooo over played, its horrible now icon_mad.gif

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    Nov 11, 2014 3:56 AM GMT
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    scruffLA saidMaybe Plant is a bit worried he and the band could actually have to give some of that money up when they lose the Stairway To Heaven lawsuit, its not looking good for them as plagiarists, that song has been soooo over played, its horrible now icon_mad.gif



    I agree, the plagerism was wrong. If someone stole one of my songs I don't know what I would do.



    Copyright laws were not strict back then as they are today

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    Note that when you sample music from a pop recording, you need two clearances:
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    •one from the copyright owner of the master tapes, which is usually a record company

    Roadblocks for Small Labels

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    •Some owners of source music won't deal with independent or unsigned artists. "A lot of times if it's self-released, we say come back when you have a deal," says a sampling rep at one major music publisher.
    •Often the copyright owners will want to hear a recording that shows how much of the source you intend to use and how you intend to use it. That means you have to do your recording first, without permission. If you then can't get permission, a lot of hard work will have gone to waste.
    •Many small labels cannot afford the steep sample clearance rates. While there are no standard fees, the music publisher usually wants: •an up-front "advance" payment (which could be anywhere between $250 and $5,000), and
    •a percentage of the song income (usually between 15% and 50%).

    The owner of the master recording will want:
    •an up-front payment (usually at least $1,000), and
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    Sometimes, instead of a rollover, the owner of the master will ask for a portion of future record royalties (although sampling consultants advise against this practice).

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    Nov 12, 2014 7:40 PM GMT
    http://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/dazed-and-confused-by-led-zeppelin-rumours