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Dan Navarro on CARP - and other things
By Jon Newton,
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Source: MusicDish/Mi2N - May 15, 2002

"For more than a decade, Eric Lowen and Dan Navarro have written, recorded and toured for a growing national audience. Their five CDs showcase self-penned songs of experience, colored by supple acoustic-based arrangements centered around their intertwined voices.

"Songwriters of notable cachet, their works have been recorded by artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the worldwide Top 5 hit 'We Belong'), The Bangles, The Four Tops, Dave Edmunds, The Temptations and a host of others. Out of their success as songwriters came the impetus for forming Lowen & Navarro: They wanted to sing their songs themselves."

That's what Dan and Eric say on their web page at

AFM (American Federation of Musicians) and AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) members, they also support the controversial CARP (Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel) recommendations and, in fact, Dan spoke convincingly at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing stating, among other things:

"I appreciate the opportunity to submit this testimony in order to speak for recording artists and to explain the importance of the digital performance license income to us. The law mandates that 50% of digital performance royalties must be distributed to recording artists. This income is critical to our livelihoods - and to our ability to continue to create and record meaningful music."

And he had a lot more to say on the subject.

Fair enough.

However, he also aired five other extremely important issues which haven't, hitherto, had much (if any) attention and which will probably strike a chord with performers whether they're for CARP, or not.

1 "Artists must be able to control their Internet domain name, and record labels should not be permitted to own an artist's domain name when that artist is no longer with the label," he said. "Most of Eric and my album sales are made at live performances or through our website, and we are lucky that our contract with a major label was pre-internet era, or the label would have insisted on owning our domain name.

2 "The record companies should not be permitted to deduct things like 'breakage' for digital transmission. This needs no explanation, as there is no product to break.

3 "(and perhaps most important to me) - artists should have the right to reacquire and exploit recordings if the copyright owner is no longer exploiting the recording in the relevant territory ... For example, one of my records, entitled 'Pendulum,' which was released on a major label, is no longer manufactured or sold by the label. Eric and I would like to manufacture and sell this recording ourselves but are unable to do so.

4 "The Internet promises to provide new opportunities for artists to reach an audience and to break the major labels stranglehold on distribution. Some argue that new legitimate services' licensing efforts are stymied by the major record labels in their effort to perpetuate their control and prevent competition. Without legitimate services to compete, piracy thrives. We believe that the Internet should be encouraged to fulfill its promise of providing competition and new business models. Congress must watch carefully, and if competition is being stymied, action should be taken.

5 "We welcome Congressional and Department of Justice investigation into the vertical and horizontal integration in the radio, television and concert promotion industries, especially the conduct of Clear Channel Entertainment. This is a very important issue to artists and the public, and we urge Congress to enforce rigorously the anti-trust laws. Congress must also continue to urge investigation of and hold hearings about ways that radio group owners and record labels circumvent the current laws prohibiting payola."

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» Testimony Of Mr. Dan Navarro Artist American Federation Of Television And Radio Artists

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