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)

Saturday 2 February 2002
share on facebook share on twitter rss feed
Certifications (46,157) by this_is_qhm from the Philippines

Don't you just miss those times when having a single go platinum really meant something? I mean not that it doesn't now, but the digital age has somehow warped our perception of commercial success in the music industry. Remember when artists back then somehow relied more on airplay than sales to top the charts because people who supported a single ... read more
(Wednesday 20 August 2014; 16:47)
Who's the best of 90's? (46,156) by Twisterman from Brazil

So among all icons from 90's, which is your favourite one? Vote for Mariah.
(Wednesday 20 August 2014; 16:35)
Billy from Greece (46,154) by Stephen from London, United Kingdom

That's a very good observation regarding Faded. I had never thought of it in that light, but now that you say it, I can kind of see the comparison. I love Faded. Such a great track.
(Wednesday 20 August 2014; 15:39)
Do you want to share your thoughts and ideas with other Mariah Carey fans. Are you looking for a special item for your collection? Or do you just want to talk about Mariah? You can do it all on the messageboard.

© The Mariah Carey Archives 1998 - 2014 | 194 visitors online
LATEST NEWS
19-08-2014
19-08-2014
18-08-2014
18-08-2014
17-08-2014
14-08-2014
12-08-2014
12-08-2014
11-08-2014
09-08-2014
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
20-08-2013
20-08-2012
20-08-2011
20-08-2010
20-08-2010
20-08-2010
20-08-2010
20-08-2009
20-08-2009
20-08-2009
20-08-2009
20-08-2008
20-08-2008
20-08-2008
20-08-2008
20-08-2007
20-08-2006
20-08-2006
20-08-2005
20-08-2005
20-08-2005
20-08-2004
20-08-2004
20-08-2003
20-08-2003
20-08-2003
20-08-2002
20-08-2001
20-08-2001
20-08-2001
20-08-2001
20-08-2000
20-08-2013
20-08-2012
20-08-2011
20-08-2010
20-08-2010
20-08-2010
20-08-2010
20-08-2009
20-08-2009
20-08-2009
20-08-2009
20-08-2008
20-08-2008
20-08-2008
20-08-2008
20-08-2007
20-08-2006
20-08-2006
20-08-2005
20-08-2005
20-08-2005
20-08-2004
20-08-2004
20-08-2003
20-08-2003
20-08-2003
20-08-2002
20-08-2001
20-08-2001
20-08-2001
20-08-2001
20-08-2000