Bohemian threnody

The management of the revived band Queen has been handing snappers a novel contract. "In consideration of one pound (£1)" it opens, " you hereby assign to us, with full title guarantee..." and you can guess the rest.

A member of the NBT email list for music journalists notes: "only the certifiably insane would sign it - and those who don't read contracts." Those that did read, didn't sign.

Network members are talking firmly to the management about this. To join, go to

  • Threnody n: a song or poem of lamentation
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