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What is your favorite Beatles song?   The Pleasure Seeking You: Entertainment & Sports

Started 9/29/21 by WALTER784; 3138 views.
Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints)

10/4/21

It's interesting.  I remember when It was revealed that when a singer released an album, the singer only got pennies from each sale.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

10/4/21

Jeri (azpaints) said...

when a singer released an album, the singer only got pennies from each sale.

I remember hearing that way back when, but it was like more than 40 years ago.

FWIW

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints)

10/4/21

I suspect younger singers have negotiated better deals but Taylor Swift's issues show there is still hanky Panky going on.

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From: Showtalk

10/4/21

Didn’t Michael Jackson buy their songs out from under McCartney? Why did they ever sell?

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

10/4/21

1985: ATV Music, having been acquired by Robert Holmes a Court, was put up for sale. Michael Jackson, who had famously been told about the value of publishing by McCartney during the sessions for their 1982 collaboration "Say, Say, Say," purchased ATV's 4,000-song catalog for $47.5 million, becoming the owner of the approximately 250 Lennon-McCartney songs, as well as tracks by Bruce Springsteenthe Rolling StonesElvis Presley and more. McCartney, to say the least, was not pleased.

It's all in the history I posted earlier: A Brief History of the Ownership of the Beatles Catalog | Billboard | Billboard

FWIW

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints)

10/4/21

It was the record company that sold the rights.  I think.

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

10/5/21

I read it.  Their music had an amazing journey.

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

10/5/21

It looos like it started early on when they had no idea how big they would get and let their producers take over copyrights. The money isn’t in performing, it comes from licensing.

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints)

10/5/21

Well, it's standard in the industry from what I've read cause producers and recording companies front the money for the cost to produce the records, demos for radio stations, right?

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From: Showtalk

10/5/21

Yes, they assume risk, but after an artist is established they should have some control over their creative product.

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