The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony”: Why copyright laws need to be updated and honed for the digital age

How many readers remember what happened to songwriter Richard Ashcroft?  Ashcroft was the leader of the UK based band The Verve back in the 1990s. They had a monster hit in 1997 with the song “Bittersweet Symphony“, a song that continues to be considered a radio “gold standard”, getting airplay on thousands of stations around the world every week. A song which used a sample of an orchestral version of the Rolling Stones song “The Last Time”. There was a HUGE brouhaha over whether or not the sample was licensed, and so Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were added to

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BACK FROM OBLIVION…WELL ALMOST ANYWAY

Hi gang!  Sorry it’s been forever since I was able to update stuff here – things have been crazy around here since my last post – both my wife and I got sick – AGAIN – and work has been a hassle, but we’re almost there. All the current TKR charts will be caught up by next weekend, when the Hot 20 will return with new installments. I hope to have some of the rest of the stuff back in circulation soon as well, but research is a bit longer these days due to the hassles YouTube has with stuff,

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SO…HEY, TC, WHAT’S BEEN GOING ON?

Hi All, sorry I’ve been a bit lax of late but a few things have been happening here and i’ve been taking some time to reevaluate a few things. First, I’ve been sick the last ten days or so. Nothing serious, but enough to make me want to mostly rest over doing some stuff I should be doing. But mostly, I’ve been stewing. I want to make my site and our YouTube channel something special, to share my music with everyone. And it worked for several months. Then a week ago last Friday, all hell broke loose, and I’m sure

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