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Rod Stephens wrote:
>Actually, in the old studio system, actors and musicians were (and are) 
>both paid happily quite well, but that only came about when they became 
>unionized.  Before the unions, the studios almost owned the talent with 
>very tight controls on what they could and couldn't do, what they were 
>paid and what hours (many twelve or more hour days) they worked . 

I was never in a union however the decline of recording engineers being in unions led to a 50% drop in our average wages. If you calculate inflation in, that figure becomes a drop of 90%! I don't buy that the union engineers of the 1950s and '60s were overpaid and the quality of their work certainly speaks for its self.

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