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Thread #94776   Message #1838143
Posted By: The Sandman
19-Sep-06 - 06:51 AM
Thread Name: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy
Subject: RE: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy
when something is trad arr, the proportion of royalties is very small, unlike when something is composed by somebody. thats why lennon and macartney were so much richer than the other beatles . as someone who has written songs and also perfomed trad material, which have been played on national radio.Iam speaking from personal experience
the amounts you get for trad arr, even when played on national radio is very small compared to self penned songs, something like six per cent as against 100 per cent,.
so what KENNEDY would have made would have been pence, or at the most [ national radio, a couple of pounds]on every play, enough maybe to cover his travelling expenses, if anyone can produce facts and figures to refute this please do, so lets get all this into perspective
I appreciate fred mcormick and jim carrolls contributions ,If they can produce financial evidence to prove that i am wrong then please do so. now this matter has been raised its only fair its clarified . if I hear nothing; viewers can make up their own minds. Dick Miles