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)
||Me I am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse best of (51,285)
by IheartMC from USA|
Hey so guys. So I have a question for the lambs who will appreciate this kind of interactive way of things. I have been listening to Mariah's albums from TEOM to MIAM. Please list what album you think of the 4 (TEOM, EMC2, MOAIA and MIAM) and what singles are your fave and what songs should have been singles. I am curious to know what you think. OK... read more
(Wednesday 1 April 2015; 17:00)
||Where's the promo? (51,284)
by SC from USA|
The residency starts in basically one month and there's zero promo for this. I'm not sure if you guys recall, but for Britney's residency this was treated as a major event and there was an entire "launch" with her flying in a helicopter, big entrance photoshoots, her video was featuring Planet Hollywood and a big documentary on the preparation for ... read more
(Wednesday 1 April 2015; 16:13)
||Back to Black (51,283)
by B from USA|
I think Mariah should work with Mark Ronson. I agree with the critics that said on MIAMTEC Mariah shined when she went for a timeless sound instead of trying to sound timely or trendy. Amy Winehouse and Adele. When I heard Someone Like You it reminded me of something Mariah would have wrote in the 90's reminds me of a hybrid of Underneath The Stars... read more
(Wednesday 1 April 2015; 15:15)
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