John Fogerty Wants Musicians To Fight For Creative Ownership
via John Fogerty/YouTube
John Fogerty‘s battle for owning the publishing rights to Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s catalog served as an example for artists to fight and claim their ownership.
Recently on Twitter, Fogerty expressed his gratitude to Michael Noland for his kind words. “In recent years, we have seen the opposite, haven’t we?” Noland said in the clip about Fogerty regaining the rights to his music. He added:
“We have seen major acts even, but here we have John Fogerty. To me, folks, this is a true artist in every sense of the word. These are his paintings; these are his creations; these he wants control over them.”
He said Forgety is a perfect example for young artists, explaining:
“If we can develop, and with John Fogerty setting an excellent example, in up-and-coming artists to really hold on and be stingy with their properties and to be very careful, this can only be for the better.”
Upon seeing this video, Fogerty wrote on Twitter:
“Thank you, Michael Noland, for your words! My story inspires other musicians to fight for their creative ownership. Without our songs, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do!”
Despite the fact that many prominent musicians nowadays have sold their music for high prices, Forgety is truly one of a kind. He fought for his rights all the way to the end to purchase the majority stake of the worldwide publishing rights to his classic CCR catalog.