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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.

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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

On the Radio – A Radiohead Multi-Pak

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The Head Radio Tribute CD has been a nice awakening of just how powerful the In Rainbows disc was to me during my recent divorce. The cover of Last Flowers was a less than hopeful play to get my leaving lover to reconsider her decision. I’m sure she heard it, once. She never commented on it.

As part of my Songwriter’s Notebook, Here are the tracks in progress.

1. Nude (vocal over existing RH tracks, will be re-recorded)

2. All I Need (draft w/ Ron Flynt)

3. Last Flowers (completed w/Ron Flynt)

4. Reckoner

5. Down Is the New Up

6. 4 Minute Warning

Enjoy,

Buzzie

On The Radio During the Divorce

The Head Radio Tribute CD has been a nice awakening of just how powerful the In Rainbows disc was to me during my recent divorce. The cover of Last Flowers was a less than hopeful play to get my leaving lover to reconsider her decision. I’m sure she heard it, once. She never commented on it.

As a gift and continued appreciation for Radiohead and ESC the publishers of the Head Radio CD, here is another Radiohead cover:

Standing Nude a Radiohead cover from the In Rainbows disc.

And click the image below for a link to the Head Radio Tribute. An amazing disc to be considered.

Buzzie on Radiohead Tribute from Germany: Head Radio

SEE: HEAD RADIO on iTunes.

Buzzie

Radiohead Head Radio – A JAZZ Tribute

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To say I was surprised when the iTunes account listed the Radiohead tribute as JAZZ is an understatement. When I then listened to the other tracks, the inclusion of Buzzie is even that much more amazing. Most of these are really jazz variations and interpretations of Radiohead themes more than the songs.

And Buzzie’s “Last Flowers (on the way to the hospital) is the closing track of the 2-cd collection. An honorable position for sure. And when you listen to the other tracks you’ll understand why I wasn’t first. Or even first on the 2nd CD. The Buzzie track is the only song on the record that is really a cover version. The other song would mostly be unidentifiable as Radiohead.

Well, thank you ESC! I am honored.

Buzzie

SEE: HEAD RADIO on iTunes.

last flowers : buzzie lyrics : radiohead cover : admitting there’s a problem

appliances have gone bazzerk – i can not keep up,
treading on people’s toes – nosed little punk
and i can’t face the evening straight
you can offer me escape
houses move and houses speak
if you take me than you’ll get relief

and if i’m gonna talk – I just want to talk
please don’t interrupt – just sit back and listen
cause I can’t face the evening straight
you can offer me escape
houses move and houses speak
if you take me then you’ll get relief

it’s too much
too bright too powerful

lyrics by radiohead
from the album In Rainbows (extra tracks)

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