Tuesday, July 20, 2004
Music Article | Reuters.com: "Fifty years after it was first released in the United States, Elvis Presley's 'That's All Right' is a hit in Great Britain.|
The single entered the British charts last week at No. 3. But for BMG, the company releasing the track, the celebration might be short-lived.
If there are no changes in European copyright law, the track will fall into public domain Jan. 1, 2005. Anyone will be able to release it without paying royalties to the owners of the master or the performer's heirs. BMG will start losing a significant piece of its catalog income in Europe."