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)
by Mimi L. from |
I think MC looked amazing and so sexy in DFAU. If I was given a choice to recreate her videos, I would have such a hard time choosing between Honey, Heartbreaker, Breakdown, and the TEOM videos. She had such great videos and she looked great in all of them.
(Friday 27 February 2015; 2:00)
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by Abraham from USA|
I'm very annoyed, and disappointed with the board. It seems like everyone's bashing Mariah and wanting answers. Mariah doesn't have to answer to anyone. And bringing up "The breakfast club" interview? People are just now commenting on it now, then when it first came out. I happen to enjoy it. She didn't ramble as someone stated. Who cares about her... read more
(Friday 27 February 2015; 1:59)
by Mimi L. from |
I was never a fan of that idea. If MC decided to work instead of taking a break, I would have preferred her coming out with a new album and promoting it to the extreme and reconnecting with her fans. Getting an image makeover and basically prepare for a second comeback. I will be happy for her if Vegas works out for her but I fear it will cause mor... read more
(Friday 27 February 2015; 1:57)
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