Always thinking of the artists

When questioned about file sharing and music downloads, the record industry is quick to claim that it is the artists who suffer. Apparently, they lie awake at night fretting over the security of the tiny royalties they pay their artists.Interesting to note then that The Beatles are taking a record label to court over claims of unpaid royalties. The Digital Music Weblog says:

The dispute centers around claims of underpayment and sales number manipulation (sound familliar?) for the period of 1994 through 1999. The Fab Four alledge that EMI inappropriately claimed copies sold as promotional (thus avoiding royalties), as well as having declared some saleable copies of recordings "scrap" or damaged.

It will be interesting to see how this one turns out.