From Michael Shoshani: "... Martin has quite a bit to write about the way
staff was paid. After he did the math and figured out by the
percentage royalty he was being offered that his efforts had made EMI
a *stupefying* amount of money, with them not even saying thank you,
he resigned and formed AIR in the mid 1960s...
...but for Glenn Miller? Not a dime. He wasn't under a royalty
contract then, and his attorney didn't negotiate one for him until
months after that record came out..."
You can't legitimately compare how the industry operated during the singles
era to how it operated in the heyday of selling albums.
I understand artist royalties only became SOP in the early 1950s and
producers' royalties didn't become common until the late '60s after the
industry had moved from primarily selling singles to primarily selling
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