There seems to be a few things missing from that Ella balance though (unless Matt has taken them into account behind the scenes).
In the minus ledger:
- recoupment. Recording and first vids are low but who knows what has been charged to her account. The standard is quite a bit, including tour support and assorted promo which can be huge.
- not sure if he's taken into account things like advertising cuts in royalties. You advertise on TV or radio and, unless you've done an unusual deal, your royalty rate is cut, often up to half.
- dealer discounts - see above.
In the plus ledger:
- performance income (both master and publishing) - which is the very big one in her ongoing future. The publishing is largely unencumbered income streams from all over the planet which kinda (from experience) go on forever. That, I would think, is why Chris H is saying this is understating the income. The record income will be dwarfed by that.
…or are they licensed to be sold for a pittance with Sony probably taking the lion’s share for production of the object – sorta like the F Nun box set which cost so much to produce none of the artists saw a cent – but way worse…
The standard is that the company absorbs such cost. The artists would get a straight cut of the wholesale price pro-rata-ed by the number of acts regardless of the packaging cost. I think the primary reason that nobody got anything much from that was lack of sales. It was pricy and didn't do much biz - which is a shame as it was a mighty fine selection I thought.
And we mustn’t forget Sandie Shaw (except for that bloody awful Puppet On a String). I guess she finally earned enough to buy shoes.
Killer moments: Always Something There To Remind Me, Girl Don’t Come, Wight is Wight, I Don’t Need You Anymore (with The Smiths) and Had A Dream Last Night (B-side of the aforementioned Puppet). Sandie is cool.
Talking of which Sandy Edmonds’ Daylight Saving Time was the business locally (unpublished pic I found today here) although her voice didn’t come close to Cilla’s or Sandie’s.
Is Russia the band … back in the day?
Damn, that's an odd matching Ian, probably put together by Larry Young who was agent for both acts I guess. I can't imagine the Toy Love crowd would've got Russia.
Given the talents of all the players involved
I remember grimacing at the time - the players being Chris Mai'ai, Alan Jansson and Grant Kearney of course, all of whom went on to somewhat more illustrious things.
Chris Bourke’s Johnny Cooper profile is now up on AudioCulture. Sad day, he really was a pioneer, albeit sometimes accidentally.
Rock Around the Clock is usually regarded as the first rock and roll record cut outside the US, and was released in NZ before the Haley version.
re ‘Boodle’ comic – hazy but as a distributor at the time I vaguely recall that maybe only the first few pressings (coupla thousand maybe) got the comic…
500 I think.
Auckland posters by
During the week David and I put together a clip for The Suburban Reptiles song Rosie with the sequence from Angel Mine that used it (one of the reasons the movie had the bizarre censor’s warning “Contains Punk Cult Material”).
There are not that many good kiwi songs.
Doing AudioCulture I get the odd person who asks me "Have you finished it yet?" I guess you are one of those people Neil.