January 26, 2017
Sir Paul McCartney is suing Sony to seek confirmation that he is entitled to a reversion of his copyrights when his statutory reversion right to each song matures under the US 1976 Copyright Act.Continue to read
Being one of the best earning pop stars has many upsides but being a lawsuit target is certainly not one of them. Taylor Swift, who is well known in the industry from being extremely protective of her brand, has now been sued by Jesse Braham (stage name: Jesse Graham) over the lyrics to “Shake It Off”. The R&B star claims that its chorus: “Cause the players gonna pla...Continue to read
2. Everyone who has a number one hit must be a millionaire.
The truth is: record royalties are very low. An artist doesn’t need to sell anything like the number of singles (or albums for that matter) that it would take to generate £1 million in royalties to get to number one.