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Friday, April 08, 2005

Antonio Carlos Jobim Family Sues for Royalties

here's the story

basically the jobim family is suing because after jobim's passing in 1993 the universal record company seems to have allocated all royalties on the jobim songs to a man who translated the lyrics of his songs to english...this is rather insane in itself: why would a record company decide that someone who merely translated lyrics should obtain royalties at the expense of the actual composer of the song?

but what is particularly ironic about this is that the article must be referring to norman gimbel who translated early jobim songs such as "girl from ipanema" and jobim absolutely detested the translations and felt they had done a great disservice to his music!!!!!!! talk about adding insult to injury!

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