- Apr 19, 2005
- Crimson Devils
- Avatar Name
- Eleria 'Orion' Starwind
Would they not be able to still buy the tracks? Is there any particular reason why they didn't? Maybe the guy was too expensive.
wait... stuff Lars Falk created for MA didn't belong to MA? What were they paying him for then? Renting his work is it?
I've been thinking for a long time, why those tracks suddenly had to disappear from the song list.
A long time ago (let it be 10-15 years now!) someone mentioned something about copyrights.
Depending on the fine print of MA's employment treaties it may have been cheaper for MA to just hire for the working hours for creating songs.
Without copyrights, which remained with the composer, till he sells them to MA. This was cheaper for MA and okay, as long as the composer was hired by MA and MA could play the songs so long.
When MA ran into their first bankruptcy they had to fire most of their team in a hurry and it was reported this did not always go peacefully and in happiness.
So if MA had to fire a composer, but the composer still held the copyrights, since initially this was the cheaper employment treaty for MA, MA now had a problem.
Probably MA now got offered "keep me hired" or "buy my copyrights for a price high enough to get rid of me".
And MA decided to buy none of those two options and instead gave up those very nice and characteristic, but not vital PE songs.
I have to admit this is my personal speculation, but from my observation of the context of that time it is the speculation that made most sense to me.