"At the end of the day, in order to implement the provisions of the copyright legislation, artistes/composers or COTT would have to go to Court and I somehow do not see that happening anytime soon.
The discussion was very lively and…"
"Thanks, Claude(blushing) but I am definitely passionate about pan so it comes through when I write about it.
So now, the bands play a tune they should be paying for, and sell what they do not really own to PAN TRINBAGO? It gets sweeter and…"
"Just wondering.... when a jazz musician writes a tune and others come and re-arrange it and re-interpret it and record it and play it in public, do they pay the musician ? I don't think so. I know jazz is a different musical…"
I am hard-pressed to endorse pan-men, who give so much for so little, parting with dollars to be able to render an enhanced version of a tune. My understanding is that the judges pay attention to development of the song and…"
The use of music from that year's Carnival or even a previous one, is a practice that has obtained from the beginning of Panorama. It actually helps the sales of the song in question and enhances its overall popularity.…"
"Well, if we are really going to talk about royalties and copyright, I would have to point out that Skinny Banton's name is not exactly original( Skinny Fabulous, Buju Banton) and that his song has the same name and theme as a country and…"