Mark Northam replied to Pete Surdoval's discussion Oh, I just had to be first :-)
"OK, Richard, I won't ask any more of you. I wasn't looking for resolution, only your thoughts on several critical issues for composers. Thanks for the clarification on the SCL's response to SABAN - you were there, I wasn't.

I guess with your…"
Jun 10, 2007
Mark Northam replied to Pete Surdoval's discussion Oh, I just had to be first :-)
"Hi RIchard -

If legal fees are what's stopping ASCAP from going after (instead of paying millions of dollars of royalties to) the cue sheet thieves, it's odd to say the least that ASCAP certainly had no issues spending what must have been at least…"
Jun 10, 2007
Mark Northam replied to Pete Surdoval's discussion Oh, I just had to be first :-)
""Now, as to "a very convenient way to duck any responsibility" and "Forcing writers to give up writers share as a condition of being employed is FINE with ASCAP" - this is tabloid rhetoric.
One must only ask WHY? Why would ASCAP do this? To gain…"
Jun 10, 2007
Mark Northam replied to Pete Surdoval's discussion Oh, I just had to be first :-)
"Sadly, ASCAP looks the other way when it comes to composers being forced to give away their writers shares as a condition of employment. Note that the rules talks about an "assignment" of royalties... that means after the royalties already have been…"
Jun 10, 2007
Mark Northam left a comment for Chris Merritt
"Cool idea, Chris - great stuff!"
Jun 4, 2007

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  • Hi Mark! Thanks for FMWeekly! Reading your posts is always enlightening and amusing. Also love your way of standing for your rights. Keep up the good work!
    Best wishes

    Carlos
  • You had me when I saw "jazz" as your favorite. Tell me more.

    SS
  • Hi, Mark. Thanks for a great magazine and website and also for all of the work you have done on behalf of composers. I am looking forward to the Composers Expo in July!
  • Yeah, I've been reading your writings from the begining of my Film/TV music carreer. You've been very influencial in my personal success. But, I've never heard a note of Mark Northam music. Love to hear it!
  • Hi, Mark! I'm Chris Merritt's wife. Heard a lot about you!
  • Mark, welcome! Please start some discussions in the forum area! Also, there are a whole bunch of groups to join...
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