Steffen Wilde (Subtone Concerts - Hamburg)
- Did Lukin have the right to forbid
the access to the free mp3s ?
Since he's not the author, he
shouldn't have the right to forbit, but pass over his problem to
the author and find an agreement.
- Can such a behaviour of
once a rebellionist now a trader be called rectionist (sorry for
being brutal in terms)?
I don't know enough about Lurkin
and his life to give a fair answer.
- Can an mp3 site
be understood as a free library (only three songs from an album)
A song is a song.
- Can live-recordings from
the past system be put on the Internet or published by the
organiser of the concert?
The artist/author should have the
right to decide what happens with his compositions. if the
publishing is authorized by the the composer/artist/author - no
- Should the government support the author rights
in these cases or is it a utopia (they have never so
If they would REALLY SUPPORT the author, they should
do so. But the way it is now (at least in Germany, but I doubt
that it is better elsewhere), they do nothing for the author, but
their own pocket. Musicians only get a very
small (much too
small) part of the money these institutions collect. So f...
- Does the term underground have any
sense after the changes ? Is underground the same as
non-commercial, or rather politically critical ?
can be both. The 'underground person' decides what she/he wants to
non-commercial or politically critical or both.
Whats your general opinion on music on the Internet ?
- Is the situation common in other
I think, it's even a world-wide
For me, the composer/author/artist IN ANY CASE
is the first to decide what should happen with his work. If he
says: "Give my music to the people, I
just want them to hear
and listen" - fine. But I believe that most artists have to earn
their additionally to the fact that they want to have their music
wide-spread. Leave the decision to them, but not to businessmen
who just want
to take them for a