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Back to Blogging: More Zappa I am Afraid!

For a variety of reasons, over the last few months I have found it really difficult to find the time to blog – life has just been getting in the way. So – here is an attempt to get back … Continue reading

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Zappanale:The Ultimate Music Festival

After a long journey from Brecon to Bad Doberan, the first delight was the exposition on Jimmy Carl Black near the ‘Arf Society’ office. Featuring a huge collage of album covers, a video installation and several of his sculptures, the … Continue reading

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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

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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

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