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    (prod. by Lennon -Ono -Douglas) (writer: Ono) (Lenono, BMI) (5:58). Yoko's existential lyrics are delivered over a driving rhythm-led by Tony Levin's spunky bass-that spews Len - non's molten guitar leads. Gef- fen 49683 (WB).

    DONNA SUMMER, "WHO DO YOU THINK YOU'RE FOOLIN' " (prod. by Mo- roder-Bellotte) (writers: Bellotte- Levay-Rix) (First Night, SUIZA) (3:55). Giorgio Moroder's elec- tronic keyboard flash combines with Donna's pop -consumable vocal hook on this cut from "The Wanderer." Geffen 49664 (WB)

    . ,üRNEY, "THE PARTY'S OVER (HOPE- LESSLY IN LOVE)" (prod by El - son) (writer: Perry) (Weed High Nightmare, BMI) (3:23). Culled from the live "Captured" double - LP package, this initial single Is a shining testimony to the band s commanding stage presence. Col 11-60505.

    ERIC CLAPTON AND HIS BAND, "I CAN'T STAND IT" (prod. by Dowd) (writer: Clapton) (Stigwood/Uni- chappell, BMI) (4:03). From the forthcoming "Another Ticket" LP comes this dark, driving rocker with Clapton's vocal lurking omi- nously around drum spanks & keyboard textures. RSO 1060.


    ING" (prod. by Landis) (writer: Taylor) (Blackwood, BMI) (3:49). Newton's dramatic vocal makes quite an impact thanks to Rich- ard Landis' production & Charlie Calello's arrangement. Likely to duplicate Merrilee Rush's '68 top 10 success. Capitol 4976.

    THE ROVERS, "WASN'T THAT A PARTY" (prod. by Richardson) (writer: Paxton) (United Artists, ASCAP) (3:39). Already a smash in Can- ada, this Tom Paxton -penned roof -raiser is headed in the same direction here. The crisp tenor sax gives extra pop appeal. Epic/ Cleve. ntl. 19-51007.

    QUINCY JONES, "Al NO CORRIDA" (prod. by Jones) (writers: Jankel- Young) (Heahwave/Lazy Lizard/ Intersong) (4:10). Lively percus- sion breaks and light, springy vocals by DJne are the center- piece on this intriguing single from Jones' forthcoming "Dude" LP. A&M 2309.

    FRANKE & THE KNOCKOUTS, "SWEET- HEART" (prod. by Verroca) (writers: Previte-Elworthy) (Big Teeth, BMI/Bright Smile, ASCAP) (3:46). Franke Previte's blue- eyed soulful vocals & Blake Lev- insohn's keyboard cries create a formula - perfect sound. Millen- nium 11801 (RCA).

    ALBUMS EMMYLOU HARRIS, "EVANGE- LINE." A blend of new songs and classics of the rock and pre -rock eras is performed with personality by this top -rated country/contem- porary artist. Listen to ''Bad Moon Rising" and "Mr. Sandman" with Parton and Ronstadt backing. War- ner Bros. BSK 3508 (7.98)

    "SHEENA EASTON." Already a pop star in England, Easton is a new light on the horizon here. Her sin- gle, "Morning Train," is bulleting, and the album is ripe with multi - format possibilties. "Prisoner" and "So Much in Love" are examples of the LP's diversity. EMI -America ST -17049 (7.98)

    JIMMY BUFFETT, "COCONUT TEL- EGRAPH." As casual as a worn-out pair o. topsiders, Buffett's new LP continues to embody the swaying - palm approach to life. "Growing Older But Not Up" is a catchy lyric, while his crooning on "Stars Fell On Alabama" is a classy touch. MCA -5169 (8.98)

    THE BOOMTOWN RATS, "MONDO BONGO." This Irish sextet contin- ues to score hits in England, while trying hard for that elusive U.S. break they nearly had Mith "I Don't Like Mondays." This time around, "Banana Republic" and "Up All Night" are strong possibilities. Co- lumbia JC 37062 (7.98)

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  • Ficord Work! Copyright Tribunal Appeal

    To Be Heard in Washington By BILL

    WASHINGTON - As a result of what RIAA lawyers modestly called "cautious counsel" in the filing of a second appeals docu- ment last month on the morning the Federal Register formally pub- lished the mechanical royalty de- cision of the Copyright Royalty Tribunal, the courts have decided the case will be heard in Wash- ington rather than in New York.

    Both the RIAA and the repre- sentatives of publishers and song- writers filed initial briefs on December 19, within hours of the Tribunal's decision to raise the mechanical royalty rate to four cents per song on July 1 (Record World, Dec. 27).

    The RIAA filed in Washington, while lawyers for the NMPA and AGAC filed in the New York Circuit Court of Appeals, which has a lighter case load and might

    Concert Safety Bill To Be Revived in N.Y.

    By BRIAN CHIN IN NEW YORK - The concert safety bill first submitted and de- feated last spring will be reintro- duced in the New York State Assembly this week, according to the office of Assembly Housing Committee chairman Pete Gran- nis (D -L, Manhattan).

    Research analyst Ken Kwartler, of Assemblyman Grannis' office, says that, in contrast to its dismal showing last year, the bill already has 33 co-sponsors in the Assem- bly (more than half the number

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    HOLLAND have been able to hear the appeal earlier.

    Both publishers and composers wish to convince the court that the new rate should go into effect earlier than July. However, the procedural move on the RIAA's part should have the effect of the slowdown in the appeal process, since the District of Columbia court is known to move slower in calling cases to the bench.

    One of the RIAA lawyers, Cary Sherman, explained to RW that while they hadn't been "abso- lutely sure" about the exact in- tent of the section in the U.S. Code dealing with multiple fil -

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    e FEBRUARY 21, 1981

    RIAA Continues To Withhold Names

    But Surrenders Documents in Goody Case By

    NEW YORK - In compliance with Federal District Court Judge Thomas C. Platt's order, the Re- cording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has submitted to the court all original copies of investigative documents sub- poenaed by the defense in the Sam Goody counterfeiting case. But the RIAA stood firm in its refusal to turn over the names of stores, investigators and under- cover informants involved in criminal investigations.

    With the March 2 trial date drawing near, Goody lawyers continued their pre-trial maneu- vers aimed at uncovering the identity of RIAA sources. Answer-

    PolyGram's Braun Sees Positive Results

    From Company's Recent Reorganization By DAVID McGEE and GREG BRODSKY

    NEW YORK-In the manner of many other manufacturers, Poly - Gram Records Inc. spent much of 1980 seeking new ways to reach consumers with pre-recorded mu- sic product. In addition, the Poly - Gram companies also underwent extensive reorganization and per- sonnel shifts throughout the year, culminating in the consolidation of the Polydor, Phonogram/Mer- cury Inc. and Casablanca labels into one operation under the aegis of David A. Braun, presi- dent and chief executive officer. Now, with Kool & the Gang's sin- gle, "Celebration," having occu- pied the top spot on all trade charts, Braun feels the upheavals

    ^°cm°liew^° Sales Index Albums

    500.0- 450.0 - 400.0- 350.0 - 300.0 - 250.0 - 200.0-

    (ILast This Year Year

    150.0 - 100.0 - 50.0

    1 0 1 7 11 4 1/31 4


    1 0 1 7 1/ 4 1 1

    The Record World Sales Index is based on a broad cross-section of quantitative sales data reported to Record World from retailers, rack jobbers and one -stops across the country. The base figure for both the singles and album indices is a smoothed average of these quantitative reports during periods in June, 1979, with each weekly figure being a percentage increase or decrease on the base. The base figure for both singles and albums is 100.0.

    of the previous year will prove to be for the good in 1981.

    A lawyer with 26 years of ex- perience in the entertainment industry (with a formidable roster of clients, including Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Michael Jackson, Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, Robbie Robertson and the Band, and Diana Ross, among others), Braun has a reputation for candor and straightforwardness which he reinforced in a recent interview with Record World. "1980," he stated bluntly, "was a strange year," adding, with some amusement, "It was a good year to have as a base if you were on a profit participation for

    (Continued on page 41)

    JOSEPH IANELLO ing subpoenas issued by the de- fense last week were RIAA presi- dent Stanley M. Gortikov, RIAA special counsel Jules Yarnell, and RIAA staff counsel Joel Schoen- feld. Each testified regarding his involvement in an RIAA study which provided the basis for a speech Gortikov made at the Na- tional Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) in Las Vegas last March 25. In that speech, Gortikov estimated that 90 percent of the 500 retail out- lets investigated by the RIAA sold counterfeit recordings. Despite Gortikov's earlier admission in a court affidavit that the basis of his NARM statement was a con- versation with Schoenfeld and not the much -sought-after docu- ments, defense attorneys hoped to uncover some relationship be- tween Gortikov's controversial statement and RIAA reports.

    (Continued on page 35)

    Landmark Ruling

    On AFM Arbitration By ELIOT SEKULER

    LOS ANGELES-In a landmark decision that may affect union - employer disputes in many in- dustries, the California Supreme Court ruled on February 5 that the American Federation of Musi- cians may not r