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)
||Katy Perry called MC a "throwback" (42,056)
by jaker20 from US|
On her interview last week Katy was raving about Beyonce. But called MC a "throwback". I have to say I hated Katy for saying that. I'm now going to ban her from my playlist and boycott her. But I also have to say it's a statement that's difficult to refute. This is what MC has become and all it only took was 4 consecutive failed singles.
(Wednesday 12 March 2014; 7:11)
||Re: Too challenging for her now? (42,055)
by jaker20 from US|
I've said many times that MC should write and arrange songs that fits her voice now. Stop doing the same arrangement over and over. Example, these this big booming notes at the end, lots of note fluctuations. Why arrange it that way when you can't sing it that way? #Beautiful was a step in this direction. Sure it has the whistle at the end. But the... read more
(Wednesday 12 March 2014; 6:46)
||I've figured it out! (42,054)
by Marissa from USA|
I agree with jaker20 in "TEOM era is her best image." What I've been missing from Mariah in this era is maturity. Her passion, poise and dedication were the gems of TEOM era. The eternally 12 thing, constant champagne sipping and over the top interviews are ridiculous for a living legend. When asked in a Breakfast Club interview about Ariana Grande... read more
(Wednesday 12 March 2014; 4:27)
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