Sad story about an old friend of mine, Artie Wayne, who was responsible for millions of record sales (and dollars) as a writer, producer, song plugger and was my old boss at A&M’s publishing company, Almo Irving, back in the 70s.
Sadder still is that he’s had two songs recorded by Michael Jackson that have been re-released a number of times and his last BMI statement was $0! A number of folks have come to his aid and are starting a class action law suit against Motown and Universal Music Group.
Moral of the story? Don’t count on anyone to have your back. Especially in the music business!
Artie is a great guy and has had an amazing life. Read the full story here: http://www.examiner.com/classic-rock-music-in-national/artie-wayne-vs-the-music-industry-can-a-nice-guy-finish-first#ixzz1bME2zPo7