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Dangerous Minds | Blues Singer Lester Chambers: Reality of the Music Industry for the 99%

Dangerous Minds | Blues Singer Lester Chambers: Reality of the Music Industry for the 99% | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Lester Chambers, former lead singer of The Chambers Brothers, highlights the hard reality of the record company’s exploitation of its artists. Chambers sang such hits as “Time Has come Today”, “People Get Ready”, “Uptown”, “I Can’t Turn You Loose” and “Funky”, went for almost thirty years without seeing a royalty check, and has still to see the majority of payment due to him for all of his recordings.

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Digital Music News - The Various Ways In Which Sony Screwed Toto...

Digital Music News - The Various Ways In Which Sony Screwed Toto... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Looks like Kenny Rogers isn't the only legacy artist suffering from suspect major label accounting. According to legal documents just filed by Toto in New York, Sony Music Entertainment has been similarly difficult and duplicitous over the decades.

 

A big part of the lawsuit - whether Toto should be paid a much higher royalty on digital assets - is controversial. The rest just seems shady. Here's the list of those complaints.

 

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