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Posted: 05 Jan 10, 12:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just emailed Brian May (hopefully he'll get it) about whether or not I can have permission to use a couple of Queen songs in a non-profit video that the local library is going to make in order to get kids more interested in using the library. For those who have emailed him before, how long does it usually take for him to reply?

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Posted: 05 Jan 10, 12:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I mailed him on Dec. 29, 2009 about if I can use the OWL even though I'm almost legally blind in one eye. and I still have yet to get  a reply.

I don't think he replies to them all, of course.

Then again, maybe my subject shouldn't have been "FUCKING HEY HEY HEY YOU OLD BASTARD"


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Posted: 05 Jan 10, 12:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've sent a couple of e-mails during the years to his mail address and never got any answer


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Posted: 05 Jan 10, 12:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I honestly think it's just dumb luck as to whether or not he answers.  I've mailed him once or twice over the years, the only one he's answered was about a 12 string RS.  Short e-mail, short and friendly answer!


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Posted: 05 Jan 10, 12:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He usually replies a couple of days later, or never.



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Posted: 05 Jan 10, 13:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think you stand a better chance of getting a reply with a good old fashioned letter. I wrote to him once and got a lovely reply,which i treasure.On the other hand i wrote to Roger and didn't get didlly squat !

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Posted: 05 Jan 10, 13:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I got a reply in a week, and the subject was stereo photo stuff.  Wasn't expecting it, and it still makes me happy many months later. :)

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Posted: 05 Jan 10, 13:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Sebastian wrote:

He usually replies a couple of days later, or never.

It's pretty amazing the volume he does manage to reply to, as indicated anecdotally and through the letters section.  We're a pretty lucky bunch of fans.







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Posted: 05 Jan 10, 13:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You may get on a bit quicker if you contact Jacky at the Fan Club. I got a reply within a day or so even after I had mailed BM.com and I find she is a little more on the ball than Jen.(maybe less snowed under??)
I asked whether it was ok to use a selection of Queen solo's that I had recorded myself to highlight the Adeson pickups (this was before BM camp and Guyton started using them so it could have been seen then as using his stuff to sell) a competitors products?  He sent me a very nice letter. He also commented very positively recently on my version of All Dead All Dead !!

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Posted: 05 Jan 10, 13:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wrote to Jackie once asking for autographs but was told 'they're too busy' and 'get lost' (or slightly more polite words to that effect)

As far as using Queen music for what the original poster wants you may better better off contacting the 'company'

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Posted: 05 Jan 10, 14:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i sent him a few messages like a few months ago and haven't heard back. he's busy. don't expect to get a reply. if you're lucky then you might get one.


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Posted: 05 Jan 10, 15:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I had a next day reply from him regarding stereo photography, after the lecture he did at Bradford, guess I just got lucky or he replied quickly because it wasn't anything to do with Queen.

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Posted: 05 Jan 10, 16:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He's never replied to the two i've sent.

I'm just not lucky enough.


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Posted: 05 Jan 10, 20:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Got mine within 48 hours.  However, I have a feeling someone else screens his emails and passes along the ones he may wish to see.  Just a hunch.

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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 02:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I got a reply after less than an hour. pure luck I guess

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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 03:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian May cannot give you permission to use Queen music, therefore he might not answer your email. Try Phil Symes, his email address is on BM.com (business contact). He is probably not the right person to ask but he is very helpful and can direct you to the correct address - EMI publishing or something.

As to the question about the OWL: no, you cannot see the stereo effect if one of your eyes does not see much, sorry.




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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 04:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He replied to me four times and it was really fast.


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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 05:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I see that Brian is off on a rant again.

This time quite rightly so.

http://www.brianmay.com/whatsnew.html

He is asking folks to reply.So you might get an answer in this one.


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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 09:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hi,
from my e-mail i get round about 50 % replies, between 7 and 10 days, but don´t aspect to many word . if you get a
ha ha i like it love bri it is a great success.  if you get no reply try it again.

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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 11:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Count me as one of the "never" people.  

I've written twice to "him," I'd never expected to hear from him, though.  

Although once or twice I've addressed Jen directly, and she always answered quickly; within 24 hours.  Does that count?  [img=/images/smiley/msn/teeth_smile.gif][/img]  




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