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)
||Subtle Invitation (48,028)
by B from USA|
Mariah wrote that song about Derek Jeter. It's filled with references to the other songs she's written about him. Mariah needs a man like Jeter in her life, not a boy like Nick. Mariah is still the best and she's better off without Nick. He just can't keep his mouth shut. I think his loose lips are to blame for the demise of their marriage. He's so... read more
(Sunday 23 November 2014; 22:18)
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by Jono from USA|
Hey lambily. I'm not sure why I'm writing this here, but I've always felt safe around fellow fans which is why I'm sharing this. Unfortunately right now I'm going through a bit of a heartbreak. I've been listening to a lot of Mariah, more so than usual, and it's helping so much. This is why I fell in love with Mariah, because she just knows how to ... read more
(Sunday 23 November 2014; 22:17)
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by Baby from Sweden|
So this Instagram post is quite the revelation. "Well if Def Jam aint gonna push any records well I guess we gotta do it on our own. [...]. We like this premise, not the no support from your label BS, but the go-getter moxy and confidence it takes to want your hard work to her recogni... read more
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