Folk giant James Taylor takes on Warner Bros. Records – his label since 1969 – and discovers (quel surprise!) that he ain’t gettin what he’s due. And he hasn’t been. Taylor commissioned an audit of Warner Bros. that was in part aimed at securing higher royalties for the artist from digital sales. Come to find out, Warner has stiffed Taylor for over $1.5 million – and this total only dates back to 2004! Check out this laundry list of allegations: 52 Ways to Screw an Artist, by Warner Bros. Records
So ah… I guess it’s a good day to be an independent artist?
Buy music direct, when you can – good karma.