Is the CWCC endorsed by the Catherine Wheel?
No. There is a huge difference between being endorsed by the band and having permission from the band’s management to put the compilation album together. Before launching the CWCC, we obtained permission from Catherine Wheel manager Merck Mercuriadis. There are several reasons we needed Merck’s permission to pursue the project. First, the band’s songs are copyrighted material. Second, being a Catherine Wheel cover album, it’s going to have the band’s name associated with it. Finally, it’s a courtesy.