Shameless plug re Document Records: New Releases

John Irving
Mon Apr 3 07:31:20 EDT 2000

Hi folks,

Here is the reply that received yesterday from Gillian at Document
Records(reprinted to this forum with permission):

garyorgillian wrote:

> Hi John,
> The policy of the new Directors of Document Records Ltd. is to meet the
> obligations of royalties. As far as we see it, the company exists because of
> the art of others. From a more personal point of view this is a chance to
> pay back for years of being able to listen some fantastic music. But people
> must bear in mind that despite owning a huge catalogue we are a relatively
> small independent company. We are not Sony by any means. So pressings have
> not been in vast quantities. However, our intention is to sell as many CDs
> as possible and if that means that our efforts mean a bigger royalty cheque
> in ratio then we are satisfied.
> The representaives of the estates for both Son House and Lead Belly have
> been approached regarding the new releases and in the case of Son House an
> offer has been made.
> I look forward to receiving your order.
> Regards,
> Gillian.
> From: John Irving <>
> Date: 02 April 2000 17:39
> Subject: Re: Shameless plug re Document Records: New Releases
> >Hi Gillian,
> >
> >Thanks for the update info on the current and new releases at Document.
> I'm looking forward to placing an order soon.
> >
> >I don't mean to put you on the spot and there is no disrespect intended in
> my question, but I wanted to ask you if compensation for the artists or
> their estates is built-in to your prices...especially in the case where you
> have a successful
> >re-release like the Leadbelly.
> >
> >What I'm asking is do the artists or their estates profit from your sales
> of their material?
> >
> >Thanks in advance,
> >
> >John
> >
> >gary wrote:
> >
> >> Hi.
> >> Ckeck the site new releases. The
> Leadbelly is red hot!
> >> Sorry we only  take IMOs at the moment or Eurochecks. If you can wait
> another month(yawn) we will be able to  accept credit cards. We also have a
> new Son House (not his best, but never before relaesed). Look out for
> Skillet Licker next week
> >> Best
> >> Gillian
> >
> >--
> >The Once and Future Blues
> >
> >
> >
> >

The Once and Future Blues

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