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Thread #101458   Message #2050078
Posted By: oggie
12-May-07 - 02:06 PM
Thread Name: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
re - Contracts.

George Michael was tied to a one sided contract by his Major Label, it included all the, then, standard ways of reducing his royalty payments. This contract was eventually squashed in the High Court because of it's skewed nature and some other technicalities concerning legal advice etc. In this day and age all the record companies insist on the Artist having independent legal advice. It would be interesting to know if the contracts originally entered by Leader/Trailer/CM artists would stand similar scrutiny. Is suspect we'll never know due to resources and people moving on with their lives.

All the best

Steve Ogden