Pirated Herb Alpert CDs & Downloads

Discussion in 'The Beat of The Brass: Herb Alpert/Tijuana Brass' started by Steve Sidoruk, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. TallPaulInKy

    TallPaulInKy Member

    I doubt if the copyright on the image is out of date, but they are probably held by A&M and as such Universal doesn't care. Many times the copyright is held by the photographer and licensed to the label for use on the cover, if not purchased outright by the label.
     
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  2. badazz

    badazz Active Member

    Hi Tall Paul- We own all of the rights to all of the artwork, images, etc in relation to all of the albums, singles, etc.
     
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  3. badazz

    badazz Active Member

    Hi Rudy- Nothing we can do as this is the story of the Internet in regards to music, movies, artwork, posters, shoes, t shirts, jeans and just about anything. We take down things from EBAY, Amazon, etc and 3 more pop up. Most are from locations over-seas. It is what it is..
     
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  4. Rudy

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    Definitely. I think what upsets me the most is that uneducated buyers are sending their money to these "pirates" (even if it happens to be semi-legal in other countries) rather than purchasing the genuine product. And it infects the streaming services as well, so it is not even physical product alone that is being affected.
     
  5. badazz

    badazz Active Member

    Hi Tall Paul- You are correct about the 50 year copyright limit in some foreign countries. Most of these other TJB albums are 90%+ are out and out low quality cheap bootlegs that pay absolutely NO ROYALTIES TO ANYONE. I already have bootlegs popping up in Europe and Asia for Music Volume 1. The new Christmas Wish album will be heavily bootlegged upon release. Also, unfortunately, I am not in favor of bonus tracks. I want Herbs' albums released just as he and Jerry intended them to be released. I am a fan of the Beatles and appreciate that their original UK & USA albums have been re-released as they originally released them. I also like that they have other compilation albums that have out-takes, alternate recordings, etc. I may also be releasing original mono album mixes for some of the 60s TJB albums. Hope you had a good summer!
     
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  6. badazz

    badazz Active Member

    Hi Harry- We own the copyright to all of the artwork 100%. As far as original artwork paste-ups and separations we do have some but they were all originally designed for 12" LPs, cassettes and 8 tracks. Many of our catalog releases were never designed for CDs so every single CD had to be re-designed and re-created. Shout Factory had to do the same thing with their releases. Frankly, I did not have the time nor the sanity to go through thousands and thousands of A&M boxes and folders of artwork within the 4 huge Universal storage facilities. When A&M was sold it was before digital achieving. I have since digitized everything. Yes, including all of the TJB Specials..
     
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  7. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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    @badazz, many thanks for the clarifications here! :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    Excellent So now that we have official word that you have Absolutely Everything present and accounted for Then There should be no further wondering or questioning about anything as I mentioned elsewhere Randy's word is The Official word. So we can safely trust that He has everything taken care of .
     
  9. DeeInKY

    DeeInKY Well-Known Member

    Some of these pirates are busy, busy bees. Like the bootleg cassette producers that used to infiltrate the flea markets. Stomp out one and another pops up - like Whack-a-mole!
     
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  10. badazz

    badazz Active Member

    Hi Rudy- I have not been by the AMCorner site in awhile as I have been pretty slammed trying to get out these 2 new albums. I know that there is often some mis-information and conjecture that perhaps I can clear up. I am very much focused on helping Herb put out his new recordings as well as releasing older things that people want to hear. I have been reading through many of these threads and have an idea what long time fans are looking for and am taking in depth notes! Hope that you are having a good holiday!
     
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  11. badazz

    badazz Active Member

    Hi Dee- I wish this could be as simple as cassettes in local flea markets but this is worldwide piracy on dozens and dozens of sites reaching millions of people. Though I am not happy that the songwriters that wrote these songs in the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and who depend on this income now that they are in their 60s, 70s, 80s+ are not receiving their royalties, I am also very, very upset that people are innocently buying horrible sounding bootleg recordings of Herb's music. We spent many years in preparing the original master tapes and re-mastering to achieve the very best sound that we could (for the reissues) and then someone is sending in their money thinking that they are getting real high quality music. It just is what it is. Hope you are having a good holiday!
     
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  12. badazz

    badazz Active Member

    Hi Bobberman- I am not sure that I have "everything taken care of" but we are trying our best to release new music while re-releasing Herb's huge amount of older recordings. I hope that you are having a good holiday!
     
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  13. Herb's back catalog is prolific indeed, and it appears he's shown no signs of slowing down recently!
     
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  14. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    I stand corrected but at least I know you have have been and are still working very hard to do what you're doing and it shows in the finished products and as i said before " I am Very Satisfied with what I have so far"!
     
  15. DeeInKY

    DeeInKY Well-Known Member

    It's indeed sad that people are getting ripped off. The reissues are great - really takes me back to those times and places. I also love the new material. Herb is sounding so beautiful right now that it makes it doubly bad for those who are not getting the "real" product.
     
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  16. I got a notice from Google about a new Herb Alpert album just released today! Naturally, I sought information about it as I chowed down at lunch.

    The album in question seems to be called ROOFTOP STORYS [sic].
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    Based on the track list, it would appear to be a bootleg version of VOLUME 2. The only reference I can find online is a Russian site:

    Rooftop Storys — Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass

    Checking Amazon, I find that they had nothing with that title, but I did find THIS real jewel in the catalog:

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    This one is from Quimbaya Entretenimiento S.A.S. I'd go for this, but I don't collect anything by the artist named Herp Albert. :)
     
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  17. Mike Blakesley

    Mike Blakesley Well-Known Member Moderator

    It's amazing they could spell "Tijuana" correctly!
     
  18. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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    Herp Albert & Teh Tajuina Barss" would have been a better fit. :D
     
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  19. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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    I've been reporting every one of those pirated releases to Google whenever they come up...
     
  20. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    They are at it again And I've even seen reviewers on Amazon refer to him as HERP ALBERT so again the misspelling alone is a dead giveaway as for the Russian Rooftop stories album that is just plain lame
     
  21. DeeInKY

    DeeInKY Well-Known Member

    Dern Rooskies. Now they're messing around with music. (And they said the cold war was over.) :D
     
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  22. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    I think The cold war never really ended it just went underground and hid for awhile then came back out under different names and disguises just my opinion
     
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  23. Of course Universal are not blameless either. [​IMG]
     
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  24. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    Now that's an abomination but not the first time someone misspelled Herb's last name As Herb Albert The first TJB greatest hits LP spine was the first example apparently Universal has repeated the mistake nothing new under the sun
     
  25. I'm guessing that the b-side of "Without Her", "Sandbox" may have beaten GREATEST HITS to the misspelling of Mr. Alpert's name with an erroneous "b".

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