Pink Floyd Bootlegs on Streaming Platforms
Pink Floyd Music Limited has discreetly released a load of Pink Floyd RoIO’s (Record of Illegitimate/Indeterminate Origin) on streaming services like Spotify, in what is probably a move to elongate the copyright claim to their earlier albums, given that copyright expires after 70 years if the work has not been used.
The PF Music Limited company owns the back catalogue I think before Roger left, and has Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason as its owners. It is a separate entity to Pink Floyd (1987) Limited which Gilmour and Mason own.
Regarding Bob Dylan material, an employee of Sony Music said in 2012, “The copyright law in Europe was recently extended from 50 to 70 years for everything recorded in 1963 and beyond. With everything before that, there’s a new ‘Use It or Lose It’ provision. It basically said, ‘If you haven’t used the recordings in the first 50 years, you aren’t going to get any more.’”
I wonder what other goodies will be making their way into the mainstream from the realms of the underworld collectors! Share your thoughts on the forum.