"At a time when record labels and, to a lesser extent, music
publishers, find themselves in the midst of an unprecedented
contraction, the last thing they need is to start losing valuable
copyrights to '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s music, much of which still
sells as well or better than more recently released fare.
Nonetheless, the wheels are already in motion.
""The termination that's going to be coming up is going to be a
big problem for the record companies and publishers," said attorney
Greg Eveline of Eveline Davis & Phillips Entertainment