Classic Rock Artists Win Battle For Their Music

09/13/2011
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(Rock News Desk) Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has expressed delight after veteran musicians' royalties were secured for an extra 20 years following a European Union law change.

Under existing legislation the copyright on recorded music automatically expired after 50 years, leaving musicians who recorded music at the start of the rock'n'roll revolution facing a loss of earnings in the coming few years.

But yesterday the EU Council voted to extend protection to 70 years, meaning bands who made their name in the early 1960s can look forward to two decades more protection. It means artists also maintain control over how their music is used. more on this story

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