52 Ways to Screw an Artist, by Warner Bros. Records

Over at Digital Music News they have a great dissection of how James Taylor had so many problems getting the royalties due him even after an audit. Sadly, this is a story that dates back to 1969, when a young James Taylor signed a deal with Warner Bros. Records. That was the beginning of a breakout career that included numerous hit songs and tens of millions of album sales.  But it also marked the beginning of a duplicitous financial...

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Lyor Cohen Resigns As Warner Brothers CEO
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Lyor Cohen Resigns As Warner Brothers CEO

Warner Music Group has announced that their Chairman and CEO of Recorded Music, Lyor Cohen, is stepping down as of September 30th. Cohen, who had been with the company since 2004, is credited for restructuring the Recorded Music division after joining Warner nearly eight years ago – witnessing several hits with artists like The Black Keys, Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green and more. “To all the artists and employees who live and die for...

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