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Some good news - Scandinavian NCB artists partially solved!

Moebeus

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Moebeus @ 2017-07-03 08:07:54 UTC

For those of you not familiar the national PROs in Scandinavia have joined forced and signed over the handling to N©B (Nordic Copyright Bureau). These are KODA in Denmark, STEF in Iceland, STIM in Sweden, TEOSTO in Finland and TONO in Norway.

This is a pain in the ass as NCB doesn't offer repertory search (or at least I haven't been able to find it). Some of us are constantly running into problems verifying translations and such for mass produced 60s-70s covers of international pop hits for the Scandinavian market.

A typical case that camembert electrique showed me the other day was Hasta manana by Gro Anita. I was pretty sure the translator was record company boss and Bendiksen nemesis Arve Sigvaldsen but there wasn't any physical proof.

NOW THERE IS A WAY!

http://enkelklarering.no is a Norwegian rights clearing service owned by FONO (Norwegian record company org.) and offers a nice, easy to use online tool. Not super detailed, but detailed enough to solve the aforementioned case:

Tekst: Arve Sigvaldsen, Bjørn Ulvaeus, Stikkan Andersson

Musikk: Benny Andersson

Artist: Diverse Artister

Album: På Treff Med 6

Spilletid: 03m 09s ( 189 sekunder)

Sjanger: Pop

Forlag: Copyright Control

Plateselskap: Talent

Partner: Vis kun titler fra Talent Musikk AS

Selskap: Talent Musikk AS

Pretty cool stuff, enjoy responsibly!

EDIT: Oh, I forgot to say it also comes available in English, might be easier for some of you... ;-)

Last edit: 2018-01-17 21:01:28 UTC by Moebeus

Moebeus

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Moebeus @ 2017-07-03 08:14:35 UTC

...What the same result looks like with language set to English:

Lyrics: Arve Sigvaldsen Bjørn Ulvaeus Stikkan Andersson

Music: Benny Andersson

Artist: Diverse Artister

Album: På Treff Med 6

Time: 03m 09s ( 189 seconds)

Genre: Pop

Publisher: Copyright Control

Record company: Talent

Partner: Show only titles fromTalent Musikk AS

Company: Talent Musikk AS

sebcat

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sebcat @ 2017-07-03 18:40:06 UTC

Looks really useful. If only there was something similar for all these tricky Spanish language adaptations, where the translator seems very very elusive Smile

Moebeus

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Moebeus @ 2017-07-03 22:22:22 UTC

I'm working on it but don't hold your breath ;-)

hounddogman

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hounddogman @ 2017-07-16 12:50:44 UTC

Thanks for the link Moe! Finding info on Scandinavian works can often be a pain in a certain body part. Wink


Just too bad that confirmation from EnkelKlarering doesn't remove titles from our "Works without validated sources" list...

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camembert electrique

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camembert electrique @ 2017-08-15 00:32:36 UTC

Just too bad that confirmation from EnkelKlarering doesn't remove titles from our "Works without validated sources" list...

Just having added a work searched for in all 'listed' copyright databases, but at last found in Australian APRA's database, I know that we do our work, nevertheless...

If it only was possible to remove cases like this from the list - with an according comment, if deemed needed...

Same goes for 'Lost performances' (which may have been added to the db for good reasons), 'Releases with possibly incomplete EAN codes' (also listing cat. nos. with only five to seven digits), 'External link mismatches' (even moaning if an automatically added external link doesn't name one of the authors three researched references credit) etc.