Friday, December 21, 2007

Manfred Schoof & GEMA

The trumpeter Manfred Schoof talks to Martin Hufner about the importance of a good copyright organization such as the German GEMA on the board of which he serves since some years (Neue Musik Zeitung). He was among those who achieved a better standing of jazz as a predominantly improvised music in the distribution formula of royalties which is based mostly on compositions. Schoof defends the politics of the GEMA even though the society is not precisely loved by many club owners or backed by musicians who actually benefit from it.

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