Charlie O. wrote:That's a question for the Hoffman forum.
I think this label typically works from previously-released CDs.
There is endless debate and misunderstanding about such labels.
As I understand it, a release such as this is manufactured and sold without licensing the material, but by obtaining a source - CD, LP, tapes of the album derived from an official source, or low bitrate MP3 copies of the album (you read that right...).
Because the issuer has deemed the material to be out of copyright, they argue they do not need to license what they issue. However, because they operate legally they are
required to pay publishing/performance fees as appropriate.
Such labels are often unduly called 'pirates' or 'bootleggers', but the difference is that they issue material they have determined they have a legal right to release, and they then pay all required fees just as any other label would do.
Some critics say 'but labels like this don't
make sufficient effort to pay the legally required royalties for the material they sell!'
To which I reply 'hmmmmmmm...' - I wonder where they got that idea from?https://www.jagshouse.com/music/billnelson.html http://www.makingtime.co.uk/cdrev102002 ... yU8sh-SnIUhttps://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2016/0 ... w-existed/https://lawyerdrummer.com/2017/01/right ... recording/
Unless you are a conscientious consumer who wants to make sure as much as possible that when buying music you are certain the artist who made it has their legal rights respected (and morally we should be, really), then the issue is whether or not you can expect a release on the label to be of optimum sound quality, as they promise.
From experience, and reading that of others, I would say 'Not Really'.https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/ ... al.276231/