It's not only older R&B performers who have trouble getting paid. EMI Records allegedly paid the Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos $40,000 for selling six million albums. EMI executive Steve Murphy calls that figure "ridiculous" and claims that choirmaster Laurentino de Buruaga, who's been complaining, doesn't have access to contract details. "That's like telling a cardinal he doesn't know the business of the church," said Alejandro Masso, who produced the monks' new album--for Milan, a classical indie.
[from Rock & Rap Confidential/1995]
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