Song for which there is only one existing recording?
February 6, 2014 7:05 AM Subscribe
So I'm discussing Walter Benjamin. Has anyone else heard the story of a guy winning the copyright to a song and choosing never to market it?
posted by Milau to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I fear this is going to be the vaguest mefi question ever!
I remember listening to a radio show, 4-5 years ago (I'm thinking it was This American Life, but it could have been on CBC) where they discussed unique pieces of art.
In it, they told the story of a guy who had won the rights to a song composed by one of his favorite band. This guy decided not to market the song, and, instead, the only way to listen to it is to be invited to his apartment.
Did I dream this up or did this really happen? If so, can anyone please point in a direction so that I could document this and discuss it in a lecture I am giving?