Posted November 30 2003 - 11:07 AM
| It was mentioned that getting the music clearances would add $10 to the cost of each set, |
To clarify, the $10 amount was part of a hypothetical example. Fox has not said that clearing the music rights to WKRP would actually cost $10 per set. The $10 figure was derived from the example that clearing the rights could
cost "a couple of million dolars"--which divided by a hypothetical press run of 200,000 would equal $10 per set.
| In his article it also metioned saturday night live being a real problem with the music issues. It can`t be that big of a problem, didn`t a big box set of just music acts on SNL just get released? |
That was in the sidebar, which offered Gord Lacey's (TV Shows on DVD) top 5 TV shows being held up by music rights. The big boxed set was a long time in the making because of music-rights issues. Gord's pick was for complete-episode, season sets, which are problematic due to the number of musical acts involved.
| At least Fox give the impression they've looked into the WKRP situation. Does anybody really believe Universal have really done their homework with Miami Vice? |
To its credit, Fox was the only major studio I contacted that was willing to discuss this complex issue candidly for publication. Others, including Universal, weren't--not on the record, at least.