Book payment (was Re: Issola Spoilers vs. Orca Spoilers)

Fri Mar 14 13:08:39 PST 2003

On Fri, 14 Mar 2003, Andrew Lias wrote:

> Record labels have a notorious record of screwing their artists with devious
> contracts.  I've actually seen band websites that implore people not to buy
> their music from specific labels because they aren't getting anything.
> This is the one thing that serves to make the whole MP3 issues not *quite*
> as cut and dry and one might think.

On NPR the other night it was said that Til Tuesday, which has sold a
million copies of their first record (with "Voices Carry") and perhaps
a million of the subsequent ones, is told by their record company that
sales have not yet recouped the company's marketing, so the band hasn't
received any payment (beyond I assume whatever advance they received.)