One License takes over from Calamus

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Re: One License takes over from Calamus

Post by alan29 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:41 pm

Easier to stick to hymn books.

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Re: One License takes over from Calamus

Post by mcb » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:54 am

justMary wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:45 am
The fee needs to be viewed in perspective. Yes, it is trebling. But it's still very low - about £3 per week in the case quoted.
Actually I don't think it is trebling. I think Nick was looking at the US rates, in dollars and then mentally converting to pounds (Baty, pers. comm. :) ) If you go here and make sure it's showing UK at the top of the page (there's a drop down menu to set it), the UK prices show, and the rate for a congregation of up to 100 is £105 per year. I think that's still a little over double what is was with Calamus, but I'd second justMary's view that this isn't extortionate.

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Re: One License takes over from Calamus

Post by mcb » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:54 am

alan29 wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:41 pm
Easier to stick to hymn books.
Terrible idea, IMHO.

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Re: One License takes over from Calamus

Post by High Peak » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:32 pm

alan29 wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:41 pm
Easier to stick to hymn books.
Easier, but very limiting. I am presently pushing for a switch from hymnals.

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Re: One License takes over from Calamus

Post by Nick Baty » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:58 pm

justMary wrote:Nick - did you receive an announcement from Decani about this?
Yes, I received a letter last weekend.

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Re: One License takes over from Calamus

Post by Nick Baty » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:59 pm

alan29 wrote:Easier to stick to hymn books.
That would seriously limit the repertoire. And you'd have to announce everything, telling people which verses to sing.

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Re: One License takes over from Calamus

Post by Nick Baty » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:00 pm

mcb wrote:Actually I don't think it is trebling. I think Nick was looking at the US rates, in dollars and then mentally converting to pounds
Not mentally – I'm not that bright – but I was looking at the wrong figure. Yes, it's double the cost but, amazingly, the PP said, "Oh, it's only a couple of quid a week."

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