[LAU] Radium Compressor V0.0.1

Robin Gloster robin at loc-com.de
Sat Jan 19 21:31:06 UTC 2013

Ralf I think you are right :/
GEMA simply is a beast. Been organising concerts/band contests and parties
some years ago at school or now and then with a band. It simply is awful
from beginning to end, or just think of recording a CD with cover songs.
Forget it!


2013/1/19 Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>

> I'm not a lawyer. If I translated your mail correctly and as far as I know
> you're right.
> There's another issue. I want to make Internet radio with a friend and I
> said that we run into an issue, the GEMA. He insists on, that if other
> friends of him, who are members of the GEMA, allow us to play their music
> for free, we won't get trouble with the GEMA, but IMO he's mistaken. It
> doesn't matter if e.g. Wino allows him to play Saint Vitus songs, if he
> should be member of the GEMA. I asked the friend to talk with him and
> others, if they are GEMA members. It's much more problematic, if we want to
> play music from people none of us does know, e.g. MC5, Radio Birdman. If
> there's a sign of the GEMA on the recordings, just a letter of some band
> member or successor with a few words, that we are allowed to play their
> music for free, AFAIK isn't legally valid. If they should have a contract
> with the GEMA, the GEMA gets money, if the artists get money ;). We are
> from the generation DIY, when bands printed on their vinyl that you should
> steal it, if the record does cost more than the price the band does
> recommend. You might know old Crass records. He's confusing the policy of
> European Punk Rock of the 80s, with people also from our age who play Doom
> and other music today, but are members of the GEMA. I don't have that much
> friends from the music business, the friend has got a lot of friends.
> Friendship doesn't make contracts null and void. I don't know who is member
> of the GEMA and who isn't, but I'm sure a lot of the music we want to play
> is from GEMA members and most of those members aren't aware about the
> contracts they signed.
> If I should be mistaken, it would be nice, then there might be a new
> Internet radio available next week ;), but I guess I'm right.
> Regards,
> Ralf
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