The song “Respect” helped Aretha Franklin soar to fame and became an anthem for the women’s rights movement. But radio royalties for the song went to its writer, Otis Redding.
A California law, the only of its kind in the country, entitled visual artists to resale royalties. A court found it conflicted with U.S. copyright law.
Ian Pai said he was in on the ground floor of Blue Man Group, but that his royalties were not commensurate with his contributions.
Songs with lyrics are permitted at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang for the first time. And because the Games are considered a “live event,” no special permission is required.
Passing the “Music Bus” bill would go a long way to helping musicians earn a better paycheck.
Three years into an acrimonious legal and public relations battle, they remain uncomfortably entwined.
The company has quickly become a player in the industry, as a new ad for Frank Ocean’s “Blonde” highlights, by attracting independent artists who like to collaborate.
The hip-hop pioneers have their first new album in 12 years, “And the Anonymous Nobody.” But if you want to hear their early work, look for CDs, vinyl and cassettes.
Ian Pai, who composed music used by the global theatrical brand, contends that he has been underpaid for decades.