Lucky for him that all the copyright owners died in the Khmer rouge genocide! Also lucky that a little studio musician could find such a good business opportunity during his “cultural” holidays. (no copyright owners = nobody to ask for copyright fee... PURE PROFIT!).
|Some rough pirated CD's for locals and tourists(In the middle)|
and some more Pan ron, Sin Sisamuth, Ros Sereysothea CD'S
After those 3 long minutes, I left and gave all the cash I had in my pockets to a modest lady selling tapes and cd's at the nearby market...
|How could I find so many places selling "lost music"?|
When I say almost nothing, I mean it, according to mister gossip** who is close to those R.A.T.S, they usually payed no more than 100$ for the copyright of all the music used in a compilation.
Some of those nice people sometimes just “forgot” to pay anything! (Mister gossip mentioned 2 Indonesian compilation, it should be easy to check if necessary).
*R.A.T.S: As there was no existing way to describe such experts, I think the acronym for Researchers on Asian Traditional Sounds fits pretty well.
Still those R.A.T.S did a pretty good job to get a very good profit selling a bit of exoticism to curious people with a minimal investment similar to what you would spend to record 1mn of music in a professional studio in Occident. Add 1h of work on a shitty cover (using stolen pictures) to pack it all and let's go to the bank!).
-The documents I quote are not information and can't be seen as "work", those are fraudulent propaganda I compare to facts. Such propaganda not only discredit Esan culture but it also fools YOU. The people paying those frauds are either victims or "partners in crime", Their reaction (or absence of reaction) following my publications will show their positions.
All the people mentionned in this serie of documents are welcome to express their point of view here (I can add more document showing they are clueless liars upon request).