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Frank Zappa and Grand Rights – AGAIN!
In 2009, I wrote about how the Zappa Family Trust were using Grand Rights as a way of stopping tribute bands playing the music of Frank Zappa. I eventually ended up doing a major research project on this, interviewing loads … Continue reading
Posted in Frank Zappa, Musicology Tagged dweezil zappa, Frank Zappa, frank zappa and the and, gail zappa, Grand Rights, New York Times, zappa family trust 5 Comments
An Autocratic Approach to Music Copyright?: The potential negative impacts of restrictive rights on a composers legacy – The case of the Zappa Family Trust.
Here is the abstract of a paper I am preparing for a conference (somewhere). Let me know if you require any details about it. Since the death of Frank Zappa in 1993, there has been an ongoing legal battle between … Continue reading
Posted in Frank Zappa Tagged Academic, adaptation, copyright, dweezil zappa, Frank Zappa, gail zappa, guitar, Music, paul carr, translation, tribute bands, zappa, zappa family trust, zappanale, zft 2 Comments
An Autocratic Approach to Music Copyright?:A Frank Zappa case study
I have been aware for a number of years that there has been a legal battle between Gail Zappa, head of the ‘Zappa Family Trust’, and the so called ‘tribute’ bands that are determined to continue performing his music live. … Continue reading
Posted in Frank Zappa Tagged ascap, bmi, bogus pomp, composer, copyright, cover bands, don preston, dweezel zappa, Frank Zappa, gail zappa, guitar, jimmy carl black, joes garage, mcps, muffin men, napoleon murphy brock, paul carr, petition, project object, prs, roy estrada, stravinsky, the grandmothers of invention, the muffin men, the zappatistas, translation, ugly radio rebellion, verese, wipe out, zappa family trust, zappa plays zappa, zappanale 3 Comments