Reply To: Update from Billy – pretty exciting!

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On Cool As Ice Cream wrote:

Still Becoming Apart. That promo came with some Machina, The Machines Of God CD albums in the US and UK/EU early 2000.[/quote:1qzbyp64] Don’t forget Canada.

And there’s a difference between owning the rights to a song (Billy owns all the rights to his songs) and to a certain recording of a song (the record label owns the rights to almost all released recordings and more). By getting his tapes into the Library of Congress, I assume Billy only took care of the first part ("these are my songs").

I’m not entirely sure how things work, or how they were arranged by contract back in the day, but I assume if the record label paid for the studio, they ended up as the owner of the recordings. Dunno. Seems to make sense that they’d do it like that or in a similar way.