IPKat: “Are Performers A Special Case?“:

While almost every serious commentator in the field of contemporary copyright law takes the view that no case has been established for the extension of copyright term in respect of sound recordings, the case for the extension of the protection term enjoyed by performers themselves has at least one doughty advocate.

With comments by Prof Patry and Slothrop (possibly Tyrone Slothrop, protagonist of Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow).