05-05-2012 12:45 PM - edited 05-05-2012 12:46 PM
Zappa's music is owned by the Zappa family trust and it is marketed by Ryko.
Either the Ryko contract is up for re-negotiation or there has been some sort of disagreement between the ZFT and Ryko. The ZFT is run by Gail Zappa, maybe they are planning a wholesale re-issue of re-masterd Zappa music, who knows?
Either way Zappa CD's are pretty much unobtainable at the moment from the usual sources, hence the stupid prices being asked.
As for Zappa's music appearing on Spotify. There are probably two chances. Fat and None.:mansad:
05-05-2012 01:51 PM - edited 05-05-2012 02:03 PM
I would also like some more Zappa. However, it's most likely to be a licensing issue. You can read a little more about it right here.
so what can a zappa fan do right now?
Sadly it seems that a lot of it is pretty rare to pick up. I did manage to pick up a Boxed 3-Vinyl set of "Shut Up & Play Your Guitar" a couple of years back, however.
09-05-2012 03:30 PM - edited 09-05-2012 03:33 PM
Sorry David, I must be missing something. I can't find any reference to Zappa in any of your links.
That FAQ link is more a general example as to why some artists might not be available, rather than relating particularly to Zappa. In the meantime, why not check out ZappaRadio over on the Zappa website?