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Brother Ray in Vision

Charles Shaar Murray, Observer Music Monthly, 14 November 2004

AT A RECENT MOVIE screening, I bumped into a publisher friend who specialises in music biographies. Every so often, he told me, some film production company buys an option to adapt one of his company's books. Unfortunately, the films never get made. The primary obstacle which derails such projects is the difficulty of obtaining the copyright holders' permission to use the subject's own music in the film. No music rights, no movie.

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