Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Update on Midnight Oil Musical

Matthew Wightwick madboy_92001 at yahoo.com.au
Thu Feb 19 18:41:07 MST 2004

G'day all,

Some of you may remember quite some months back (I
think it was about May last year) when I last
discussed this project.

If you don't, or you have joined the powderworks
since, then let me refresh your memory: I was working
on a musical based upon, and using, the songs of
Midnight Oil.

Well, about a month back, I decided that the script
was in a presentable state and took the idea to
Midnight Oil's licensing department.

Last week, I received the following reply:

>Dear Matthew
>Thank you for providing further details on the
>musical you have been working
>on.   We appreciate that you have put a great deal of
>thought into your
>project and that you have a true passion for Midnight
>Oil's music.
>Unfortunately however Matthew, we cannot endorse this
>project.  The band
>insist on creative control over the use of their
>songs and a musical is not
>part of Midnight Oil's future plans.
>No doubt we'll see your name in lights one day
>Best wishes
>A***** B******
>Licensing Department
>Midnight Oil Enterprises Pty Ltd.

In other words, no.

My apologies to those who were looking forward to
this. As you can probably understand, I am pretty
disappointed about this decision.

God bless,

Matthew Wightwick.

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