emailing Lauren Denny at Sonymusic and getting no response, I googled her
email address and found her Linkedin
profile. It seems she left her Licensing Manager role at Sony back in
April 2018. So now I will have to re-email someone else, go through all the
story, and then wait for a response.
wait. Just emailed Sony, asked for my email to be forwarded to the new licensing
manager. Hopefully I MIGHT get some response soon.
21st November 2018
emailed the UK office and had an email from Rebecca
Ferguson who said
If it’s only artwork you’re licensing then you’ll need
to contact Alex from our US
office as the UK office can only licence out artwork from British artists
Livadas, Alex, Sony Music email@example.com
So I forwarded my email to this Alex Livadas. I gave
links to my website and two links to the DVD Omnipedia section. He must have
taken a look and even seen the Elvis / Cher remix.
I'd heard nothing for a week so re-contacted Rebecca
on the 28th Nov and asked if she could chase. She replied :
I’ve sent Alex a message asking him to please deal with it ?
Had a reply from Alex at 21.49 London time
Thanks for your inquiry.
It appears Elvis Presley Enterprises has already declined your request earlier
this year, and if EPE isn’t on board with your project there’s
nothing we at Sony can do.
Best of luck,
So I've emailed back asking about copyright issues,
as Sony own the copyright to the Elvis music would they need to seek permission
from EPE to use the Elvis image, and therefore pay royalties.
So will have to wait and see what happens now. Its
funny how I have an Elvis / Cher remix video on here and also three music
vids of Elvis and the RPO, of which this Alex chap must have seen and he's
said nothing. Never said I have to remove them.
I will probably get a crappy letter in the post from
Sony's Lawyers threatening me with legal action.
10th March, 2019
Things have been
pretty quiet lately, no replies from anyone. So I've been busy update even
more pages, correcting typing mistakes, adding extra details, and just keeping
busy getting the DVD even more ready.
I've started adding
details for official releases in 2019, FTD and Sony releases, currently only
one FTD and one Sony release.