Nice to see 1962 is shortly on it's way. Is it true there won't be any more of these British Hit Parade compilation cd's issued for sale, after this one, for many, many more years? Sad, if so. It would have been nice to have gotten Fantastic Voyage to issue these discs right up to the end of the 60s
A potential change in copyright rules will increase copyright to 70 years instead of the current 50 years. Apart from the cost of buying rights it will be prohibitively difficult to negotiate use of the relevant tracks from the multitude of copyright owners
So, if i understand it correctly, the change will mean that instead of artists et al receiving monies from the sale of their songs they will now no longer do so because the compliation albums will cease due to the cost of buying rights. Result nobody wins.