Who Writes Songs?

Bruce bkawak at chartertn.net
Sun Feb 20 17:43:47 CST 2005

>>>Those "wo-wo"'s and "Comin' out to get you"'s all count as separate 
>>Never knew that.  That's lame, dude.
>>It would be about song rights and royalties, wouldn't it?
> This does offer a bit of insight into how The Who might regard these jams. 
> There's been some discussion about whether they try out or develop new 
> material during these sessions, but this is indication that these jams ARE 
> copyrightable as songs, and they CAN ask for royalties, whether or not 
> they ever do anything more with them.
> Also they sometimes credit a particular song, like they've jammed on it as 
> a theme, and I'd say in this case they pay the fee for using the song in 
> concert.  That's "Countryline Special" they sometimes play after "5:15," 
> isn't it?

The reason these names are copyrighted is the Canadian (only) pressing of 
Leeds uses them.  I'm sure The Who had nothing to do with it.


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