I have a question if anyone could answer. I understand that Loreena McKennitt writes some of her songs based on the works of W. B. Yates and other writings. Do you know if you have to consult with the estate, or publisher in order to use the works? Is it just a matter of crediting the author, because the song is about the writings, but not taken word for word? I'm so clueless on this matter of arranging music to the words or writings of authors. I would like to know what knowledge you have on this and wouldn't mind sharing.
Also, wouldn't it be awesome for one day Loreena McKennitt would give a master class on her writing process?.....
All the best,