Most publications — online and/or in print — assert a kind of temporary ownership of commissioned pieces; after that embargo, the non-exclusive rights to those works revert to the author. It’s at that point that I repost my work for other outlets (features, interviews, essays and such) here on Musoscribe. But occasionally there exists a publication that doesn’t follow this industry standard. In the case of BestClassicBands.com, they assert ownership of writers’ work in perpetuity — no, really — and don’t allow it to be republished elsewhere.
I found that out only after I had written eight pieces for them. Of course I stopped writing for them as soon as I discovered that policy, but in the process I signed away seven essays and an interview.
Anyway, here’s links to them.
- The Moody Blues’ Masterpiece, ‘Days of Future Passed’
- Love’s Brilliant Landmark ‘Forever Changes’
- Black Sabbath’s Debut LP: Where Metal Began
- Traffic’s ‘Mr. Fantasy’ Debut Album: In Your Mind
- Steppenwolf’s Debut Album: Heavy Metal Thunder
- Bob Dylan’s Masterful ‘Blood on the Tracks’ Revisited
- Eric Clapton’s Lifesaving ‘Rainbow Concert’ Revisited
- Moody Blues’ Ray Thomas: His Final Interview