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)
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(Friday 19 September 2014; 15:08)
||The tour (46,848)
by Mimi L. from |
I do hope in addition to songs from the new album, Mariah sings some songs from E=MC2 and Memoirs. Not just the singles, but some album cuts like Side Effects and Inseparable. I would also love for her to film one of the shows to later put it out on DVD. I have not been lucky enough to catch her tours so I love watching it and getting the feel of i... read more
(Friday 19 September 2014; 14:39)
||Here is my top 25, so hard (46,847)
by Fernanda Sousa Fontes from Portugal|
Hi everyone. So yeah, this top 25 was hard. There are so may great songs. I decided to isolate a top 3 per album (didn't include Merry Christmas II You and Unplugged) and I got 39 songs lol. I managed to get the top 25 but it breaks my heart I had to remove a few.
- Can't Let Go
- If It's Over
- The Wind
- All I've Ever Wanted
-... read more
(Friday 19 September 2014; 14:11)
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