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#1 koko

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 09:14 PM

What percentage of Royalty would Ray and John receive if Royalty was based on real Song writing credits?


#2 koko

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 11:41 PM

If this was the case, i think Ray's first Royalty check would have been 15,000 not 50,000.  laugh.gif
Ray and John would have tried to write songs around 2nd or 3rd album for sure.

#3 mutenostrilagony

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 02:19 AM

QUOTE (koko @ Sep 27 2010, 03:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What percentage of Royalty would Ray and John receive if Royalty was based on real Song writing credits?


age old question.  I think they shared their royalties equally, thats pretty much what john and ray have said in their books anyway.


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Posted 29 September 2010 - 06:19 AM

The songs are so collaborative that it is difficult to think of it that way.  Robby wrote LMF but it's Ray's keyboard playing that makes the song magic.  It's John's modified bossa nova beat in BOT that grabs you, etc, etc.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 07:15 AM

The Doors did it the fair way, which was an equal split, 25% each.  The fiddling around that happens with some publishing splits is just silly - paying people line by line and so on.  The Doors were an equal partnership, even though obviously Robby and Jim did the bulk of the lyric work the majority of the time, and Jim could come up with a melody line out of his head.  Without Ray and John's musical input, the songs would not have been the successes they were, nor would they have carried the unmistakable Doors sound.




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