George said "I might add that I could see an opportunity for
some of the older recordings (which are no longer available)
being made available on the Web. In most cases their initial
costs would have been re-covered and any subsequent
downloads would be a 'bonus' in terms of sales when the
recording is no longer available for purchase by
How might we go about adopting this idea and what would be
I write as one who is constantly being surprised at the
number of dances for which we don't have the right music on
CD. In a disappointing number of cases it is not available
to my knowledge.
I am not trying to avoid buying CDs where they contain
useful music but too often CDs that I would consider contain
ceilidh dances too and these would not be of interest to us.
George, have you any indication of the costs of cleaning up
existing tracks for re-recording, either as CD or MP3?
Presumably there are commercial bureau who would be able to
quote for this.
Would you expect to be able to give the necessary consent on
behalf of all of the parties with an interest in the "old"
How many of us would need to be interested in a recording in
order to underwrite the costs associated?
What might be the unintended consequences? Would the extra
income and interest in older recordings be welcomed by
musicians generally or would we depress their willingness to
make new recordings?
Harrogate Saltire Scottish Country Dance Club