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Thread #163310 Message #3894917
Posted By: punkfolkrocker
20-Dec-17 - 11:22 AM
Thread Name: a moral dilemma
Subject: RE: a moral dilemma
One rumour circulating in the 1990s was that after a certain point in her famous pop career,
*a*o**a demanded more critical respect as a serious artist,
so required new young songwriters to sell her co-authorship writing credit of any songs they wrote for her to record...
...and if whilst recording she happened to change the odd word or note, then of course it became absolutely true...
It gave her a new stream of long term royalties and boosted her aspiring artistic vanity.
The songwriters, although relinquishing 100% ownership,
were guaranteed song placements on international high profile mega profit CD sales and media broadcasts,
and all the CV / career enhancing publicity that followed.