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It's The "Most Heard Song In Britain" award....

Old Apr 15th 2009, 5:55 pm
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Default It's The "Most Heard Song In Britain" award....

.......... the categoty is the number of times the song has been played in public in the last 75 years, including radio, record shops, hotel lifts, blah, blah............ (how the hell did they research that??)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/m...rd-record.html
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Old Apr 15th 2009, 5:58 pm
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I guess there must be a system in place where you have to keep track of what you are playing in public places and pay a certain amount of money to some sort of copyright organisation...
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Default Re: It's The "Most Heard Song In Britain" award....

Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
I guess there must be a system in place where you have to keep track of what you are playing in public places and pay a certain amount of money to some sort of copyright organisation...
There is in the US...

Wish the newspaper could use a consistent spelling of the group's name!
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Old Apr 15th 2009, 6:05 pm
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Default Re: It's The "Most Heard Song In Britain" award....

There is in UK to....Performing Rights Act and of course Musicians Union(s) but easily manipulated ergo reason I suspect Whiter Shade of Pale isn't really the most played song ............
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Default Re: It's The "Most Heard Song In Britain" award....

Originally Posted by Eva View Post
There is in UK to....Performing Rights Act and of course Musicians Union(s) but easily manipulated ergo reason I suspect Whiter Shade of Pale isn't really the most played song ............
well it's actually ppl who are the collecting society...they are totally legit and wouldn't manipulate the figures as far as i'm aware...

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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
well it's actually ppl who are the collecting society...they are totally legit and wouldn't manipulate the figures as far as i'm aware...

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I think Eva's point was that it is therefore a list of how many times monies have been received for playing a certain track, not necessarily how often it has actually been played....
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I think Eva's point was that it is therefore a list of how many times monies have been received for playing a certain track, not necessarily how often it has actually been played....
but how would they receive money if it hasn't been played...?? sorry, maybe i'm being blonde...

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Default Re: It's The "Most Heard Song In Britain" award....

Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
but how would they receive money if it hasn't been played...?? sorry, maybe i'm being blonde...

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You are... Its more the other way around.... The track being played but no royalties being paid...
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Default Re: It's The "Most Heard Song In Britain" award....

The "most heard" song would need to have been released for some time now, and be sufficiently musically and lyrically inoffensive so as to be played in a variety of places and situations.

My college roommate played that song so many times that I am sick of it!
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Default Re: It's The "Most Heard Song In Britain" award....

And how is this for an anorak question?

What is the connection between No 1 (White Shade Of Pale) and No 2 (Bohemian Rhapsody)?

Come on, have a guess............ answer later this evening.

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Originally Posted by TGFKASE View Post
You are... Its more the other way around.... The track being played but no royalties being paid...
oh ok, yeah i see what you mean now...but ppl have the uk pretty well covered (now at least)...i know they aren't going to catch private parties, non-licensed venues etc, but i would still think this is a fairly accurate list, non...?

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Originally Posted by TGFKASE View Post
I think Eva's point was that it is therefore a list of how many times monies have been received for playing a certain track, not necessarily how often it has actually been played....
Yes thanks TGFKASE, was thinking you and Auto would know about this given your DJ'ing experience.

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What I mean is -look at the list of top ten...all classics in jukeboxes etc....
Only way White Christmas -which really is topical for 10-15 days a year could make it onto the list.
Easily to police in that scenario .
Compare to a local small bar with a music system rigged up and random artists playing all night...........

I don't mean ppl are pocketing money, I mean its easy for the controls to be manipulated

Sorry for confusion, normaly I am much clearer
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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
oh ok, yeah i see what you mean now...but ppl have the uk pretty well covered (now at least)...i know they aren't going to catch private parties, non-licensed venues etc, but i would still think this is a fairly accurate list, non...?

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The presence of White Christmas makes me a little suspicious
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And how is this for an anorak question?

What is the connection between No 1 (White Shade Of Pale) and No 2 (Bohemian Rhapsody)?

Come on, have a guess............ answer later this evening.

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Old Apr 15th 2009, 6:25 pm
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Default Re: It's The "Most Heard Song In Britain" award....

Originally Posted by Eva View Post
The presence of White Christmas makes me a little suspicious
well yeah, but then it's played bloody continually in shops, supermarkets, on the radio from about september to december, lol...i don't know, i just know ppl have worked very hard at making their collections accurate, because they are serving both the record companies and the performers alike...the organisation i worked for used to work closely with ppl and their equivalents across the world, so i do know something about it!

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