Contact Sisters for use of song in film?

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PolygonalLove
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How would I go about contacting any of the sisters for approval of the song "Phantom" for use in a short film I am making?

I haven't seen any regularly active twitter accounts and there's no contact form on the website

Any help appreciated! Thanks
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Why Phantom? Do us a service and get Good Things released...

Andrew sold the rights to his songs to WEA / Warners AFAIK and RCA had the publishing rights for that particular song I believe. I think you should start there.

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Try tweeting the official account? Would also garner publicity about your film then.
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Might be a dumb reply on my part, but didn't Marx/Adams write and thus own the rights?


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The reproductional rights lie with BMG Ariola.
You shoulld contact them.

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The compository rights reside with Adams and Pearman, by the way.

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Izzy's correct here - assuming you want to use the Sisters' recording and not make your own recording.

If you want to use an existing recording, you contact the owner of the recording, which is usually the record company (rarely the artist, and never the composer).

If you want to make your own recording of a song, you contact the publisher (not the composer - most don't own their own copyright, and even if they did, it's still handled by their publisher). In this case, according to the original records, the publisher is Copyright Control - but it may have changed hands since; I'm not up to speed on who owns what these days. That info will probably be on the wiki though.
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There's no word about Copyright Control in any wiki.

Copyright Control @discogs ... :wink: ...

http://www.discogs.com/label/48207-Copy ... ll&page=20
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An interesting read for you UK people :)

http://www.copyrightservice.co.uk/servi ... find_owner

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Being645 wrote:There's no word about Copyright Control in any wiki.

Copyright Control @discogs ... :wink: ...

http://www.discogs.com/label/48207-Copy ... ll&page=20
I'd never heard the "publisher unknown" thing before, but that's hardly likely to be the case with a record made by the songwriters. Further research reveals Discogs is perpetuating an old myth. Copyright Control actually means the composers don't have a publishing deal but have asserted their rights.

http://www.channel4.com/media/documents ... CGUIDE.doc
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