Christmas songs

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2014/12/20 20:46:22 (permalink)

Christmas songs

Royalties paid every time a song is played on tv or radio. Anyone have any idea what singers or bands are paid ? Watching a program called Rewind the xmas hits and we just got talking about royalties. Is it a fixed fee whatever or different for some? Anyone know?

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    Re: Christmas songs 2014/12/20 21:16:50 (permalink)
    according to the telegraph, slide get around £500,000 a year for Merry Xmas Everybody
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    Re: Christmas songs 2014/12/20 21:39:17 (permalink)
    As far as I'm aware royalties are split more or less 50/50 between the songwriter and the recording artist. That is the writer (or writers) split half the proceeds and the other share is split between the performer/band.
    Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street was raking him in 75k+ a year from sales and radio plays alone.
    Dunno about Slade, but Roy Wood from Wizzard was in the paper this week complaining he gets virtually nothing anymore due to streaming, etc.
    And Greg Lake (see classic song below) says he gets about 40 grand a year but has to wait until "bloody August".
    U2 actually split every song five ways to include their manager Paul McGuinness (good Irish name that!) evenly, whether or not they play a part in the writing or not. Seems to have worked okay for them for the past 35 years.
    post edited by Floydy - 2014/12/20 21:40:41
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