Originally Posted by BlueDenimLamp
The "Silver Springs" conflict was the reason Stevie quite the band...If the Silver Springs recording belonged to WB how is it that Mick was able to keep Stevie from using it...Yes Stevie (actually her mother) owned the copyrights for Silver Springs and WB had the recording rights but what does Mick have?
What Stevie gave her mother was the right to royalties. That doesn't mean that you have any control over the song. Like when Michael Jackson (Sony) bought the Beatles' catalog, he could give permission for their songs to be used in advertisements which they didn't approve, but that didn't stop Paul and Yoko from making money off of the use, even if they had no control over it.