Lucrative royalties for Mariah
Pop stars Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey, as well as thousands of other lesser known musicians,
have been urged to come forward to claim millions of pounds in forgotten British royalties.
Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL), the body that collects and distributes record royalties
from British radio stations, has published the names of 7,000 artists who are owed royalties
estimated at about 10 million pounds ($14.15 million).|
"The money is really burning a hole in our pockets but we just can't get rid of it," said PPL
director Dominic McGonigal. "I am asking all musicians to search the database and contact us
if you have an outstanding claim."
Some of the music industry's biggest names feature on the site, from Stevie Wonder to Shirley
Bassey, although the site does not say how much money they are owed. The Times said Jackson was
owed an estimated 100,000 pounds for his single Say, Say, Say while Carey, recently paid $28
million to walk away from her contract with EMI Group Plc, was owed money for Against All Odds.
A few of Hollywood's biggest stars are also named. Actress Kim Basinger is owed money for Shake
Your Head while Mia Farrow can collect for Beauty and the Beast. But while many big stars may be
in for a lucrative windfall, most artists are owed more modest sums ranging between 25 and 500
pounds, McGonigal said.
The royalties, which have been accruing interest, stretch back to 1996 when new legislation
covering their collection was introduced meaning anyone who played on any track that received
airplay was entitled to some of the revenue. The artists who are listed are those for which PPL
has no contact information. Their names are published at the Web site www.performersmoney.ppluk.com.
(The Times of India)
||Billy from Greece (45,710)
by Mimi L. from |
Rude much? I didn't call Katy a saint. Check out my previous posts where I said that Katy has a habit of picking one sided fights with others to stay in the news. Which was in reference to the throwback comment and I was also one of the people who said that Katy indeed was being mean about Mariah in the throwback comment. All I said now is that in ... read more
(Friday 1 August 2014; 0:28)
||A frantic uproar (45,709)
by Loris from Italy|
The new Katy Perry' single is a frantic uproar, a really deplorable track. The reference to Mariah is not necessarily negative looking at the lyrics, but the way Mariah is portrayed, with the "touching her body" thing, is a bit unflattering, and anyway it's disrespectful to even mention Mariah's name on that dreadful thing that is This Is How We Do... read more
(Thursday 31 July 2014; 23:28)
||Re: the "drama" (45,708)
by Billy from Greece|
Have you not seen the video where the "singer" under discussion throws major shade at Mariah calling her "fabulous for a throwback"? You don't have to be Einstein to read between the lines. Just look for that interview. I doubt the look-alike in the video is a shoutout.
(Thursday 31 July 2014; 22:58)
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