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RADIOHEAD: Royalties and Digital Distribution Rights

Well, my inclusion on the Radiohead tribute record in Germany (Retransmissions) appears to have caused a slight problem.

radiohead-dispute

Turns out my German release is administered by a German rights management organization in Germany called Kontor New Media Music. Now this is not my first rodeo at having one of my own tracks be disputed by an online rights management company. Often these claims are bogus and the scam artists are just trying to attach their advertising to other’s videos.

Okay, that’s interesting. Kontor is claiming management rights of my track via the Retransmissions track. Well then, let’s get an accounting of the sales of that CD from them. As the disc came out in 2012 I’m sure some royalties have been collected. And I have a 5-year contract to share in the proceeds of the sales. I have contacted Kontor directly to release my YouTube video and provide me with a full accounting of royalties collected on that CD as well as my track.

I also contacted the record label, ESC Germany, to see if they had any accounting of sales to date. See, after the CD was released, with 25 tracks, iTunes showed my track and one other as selling 10 – to – 1 over the other tracks. So, Kontor and ESC, where’s my money? And have you paid Mrs Radiohead for their publishing as well.

Let’s see where this rabbit hole leads.

Listen Louder,

John McElhnney – Buzzie – doing Last Flowers (the disputed video)
@jmacofearth

Razor – Foo Fighters cover

I’m part of this wacky group of musician on Facebook. And they do a cover challenge every week. This past week the category was one word song titles beginning with the letter “r.” It was easy for me to find this one.

And having watched all of the Sonic Highways broadcast on HBO, I’m feeling pretty close to Mr. Grohl. So I was motivated to finish the track. Here’s my quickie cover of Razor.

Be Rockin!

Buzzie
@jmacofearth

Inside You (lyrics video) by Buzzie / with 2 Alt Versions

This song was imagined as a love song sounding directly inside the head of my listener through their headphones. When I wrote it, the iPod didn’t exist yet. Now the song makes even more sense, as headphones are probably to the most common way that people listen to music. And now my idea is complete. Listen to this song with headphones. Let the chorus wash in the space between your ears.

Watch this video directly on YouTube: Inside You by Buzzie

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As an example of songwriting in motion, here is the original version, I recorded in my home studio. The song was practically written by the lush reverb effect that bounces around in your head.

Watch this video directly on YouTube: Inside You by John McElhenney

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And here is the Blue Cartoon version. Notice the subtle lyric changes.

Watch this video directly on YouTube: Inside You by Blue Cartoon

It is fun to hear all three versions again. Each one has it’s own vibe. Thanks to my mates in Blue Cartoon for allowing me to republish this song.

Namasté,

@jmacofearth (also seen on Google+: jmacofearth)
permalink: http://blog.buzzie.com/archives/inside-you

Here is the Buzzie Video Playlist on YouTube if you want more.

Other buzzie links of interest:

disappear by buzzie – saddest song I’ve even written

So why not set it to the longing and fantastical beauty of Victoria’s Secret models? Buzzie’s Disappear.

Watch this video directly off Vimeo: Disappear by Buzzie

This take was a single pass with two mics. I have often tried to better the performance, but this captures the fragility of the moment and the feeling of loss and hope at the same time. At least the singer/writer is still alive to sing the song. In the end it is triumphant. Or will be, when the singer is in a different place.

This song is from the forthcoming release, “Admitting There’s a Problem.”

Namasté,

@jmacofearth (also seen on Google+: jmacofearth)
permalink: http://blog.buzzie.com/archives/disappear

Here is the Buzzie Video Playlist on YouTube if you want more.

Other buzzie links of interest:

99 Days – Buzzie – Official Music Video

A Fan Video of 99 Days from the Buzzie CD, Are You Feeling Anything Yet.

99 Days – Buzzie from John McElhenney on Vimeo.

Watch directly on Vimeo: 99 Days from Buzzie

Namasté,

@jmacofearth (also seen on Google+: jmacofearth)
permalink: http://blog.buzzie.com/archives/99-days

Here is the Buzzie Video Playlist on YouTube if you want more.

Other buzzie links of interest:

The Same Thing – Official Video 2012 – Syncronized Swimming from Russia

Russian syncro swimming duo Anastasias Davydova Ermakova set the back drop for this classic pop song, Buzzie’s The Same Thing from 2002’s Are You Feeling Anything Yet.

watch this video directly on YouTube: The Same Thing by Buzzie

Enjoy,

@jmacofearth (also seen on Google+: jmacofearth)
permalink: http://blog.buzzie.com/archives/beautiful-beautiful

Here is the Buzzie Video Playlist on YouTube if you want more.

Other buzzie links of interest:

 

Higher Than Anyone – songwriting in progress

This video features the famous Buzzie Reutimann. If you Google “buzzie” these days this race car driver and weekend motor gladiator comes up a lot. In my sincerest homage to my name sake and hero, Buzzie. Here is an unfinished song called, “Higher Than Anyone.”

Watch directly on YouTube: Higher Than Anyone by Buzzie

Peace Off!

@jmacofearth (also seen on Google+: jmacofearth)
permalink: http://blog.buzzie.com/archives/higher-than-anyone

Here is the Buzzie Video Playlist on YouTube if you want more.

Other buzzie links of interest: