Posted by Sir Stonesalot on October 27, 1999 at 15:44:45:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Exile circa 1977 posted by Ladybear on October 26, 1999 at 21:19:07:
: What I mean't to say is why they DON'T have the Stones...
Yeah I know what ya meant, but I think you'll also notice that music clubs don't have the Beatles either. Neither band's label has a distribution deal with music clubs. it seems that record lables dump vast quantities of product to BMG and Columbia House at huge discounts. These discounts affect the amount of royalties due the artist. For instance, let's say that you go to The Wall and buy the new David Bowie album. David gets about $1.25 of that purchase. If you were to buy that same album from Columbia House or BMG, Bowie would only get around $0.25, a difference of about a buck. Some artists just won't agree to that. The Stones are one of those bands. They don't have to rely on Music Clubs to sell records for them, because people like you & me buy the new album as soon as it's released. However, bands who's 15 minutes is almost up need the sales in whatever form they can get them. Hope this clears it up for ya.
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