Robin Thicke Accidentally Exposes A Secret Way That Songwriters Get Shortchanged

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You have missed out an a

Submitted by Bill Thomas (not verified) on November 21, 2014 - 1:25am.

You have missed out an a source of income that can be even more important to Robin Thicke. By claiming an exaggerated share of the songwriting credit, he will also receive performing rights organization income through ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. For a big hit like "Blurred Lines," this will total in the millions. Full disclosure: I was Director of Public Affairs and then Chief of Staff for ASCAP for 14 years, 1990 to 2004.

This has been going on for a

Submitted by MIchelle Davis (not verified) on December 11, 2014 - 9:38am.

This has been going on for a very long time. Elvis wouldn't sing your song unless you gave him part of the songwriter credit. There were even DJs in the 50s/60s who would demand songwriter credit as part of the whole payola scheme...Like Alan Freed getting co-writing credit for "Maybellene."

How did Robin know that song

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on December 11, 2014 - 5:18pm.

How did Robin know that song would be a hit? It sounds like he had the foresight to ask for shared credit months in advance.

Soothsayer or not, still a marginally talented puppet.

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