Warner Bros admits to screwing its bands.
According to a post on fan site True To You, Morrissey would like it to be known that he “has not received a royalty from EMI since 1992” and “last received a royalty payment from Warners ten years ago.” This comes in response to his former labels releasing some new vinyl box sets. The 7″ … Continue reading Morrissey Gets No Royalties
Well, this certainly isn’t going to help our case to get Wilco to re-hire Jay Bennett: Wilco Ex-Member Sues Jeff Tweedy For Royalties. In the Washington Post‘s coverage of the lawsuit, they link to our 2002 interview with Bennett wherein he listed all of his contributions to Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Update: Jim DeRogatis points out … Continue reading Jay Bennett Sues Jeff Tweedy for Wilco Royalties
“The only payments [record companies] make are to those who have the means to force them to be accountable; to the rest, a vast majority, they pay nothing… I personally would prefer to allow my music to be freely shared…” — Musician, Joseph Byrd on why he thinks his music should be freely downloaded.