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MikeRobinson
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Re:Copyright question.
Tuesday, September 25 2018 @ 03:57 PM CDT

If Barbara Streisand performs the theme song from the musical Cats – and she did a very memorable job of it – this does not make her an owner of any slice of The Really Useful Group’s copyrights concerning either the song or the show.

She did, however, create a recorded performance that she can, independently, claim rights to.

A portion of the royalties earned by the sale of the recording must be paid to RUG according to whatever licensing arrangement the two of them worked out.   (And then, RUG pays a portion of those proceeds to the Estate of T. S. Eliot, who originally wrote Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.)