Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sun Ra's great interstellar recording contract

by Jack Brummet

Clause 6 of Sun Ra's 1973 contract with Blue Thumb Records for the album 'Space is the Place' asserts: 

"SIMILAR RIGHTS ON PLANETS OTHER THAN EARTH. Company agrees that all rights discussed in paragraph 5 above [ACTUAL OWNERSHIP OF MASTERS], as well as all rights of distribution and retail sales, on planets other than Earth (including but not limited to Saturn, Pluto, Jupiter, and Mars) shall belong to Sun Ra." (quoted in The Earthly Recordings of Sun Ra)


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