Thursday, October 19, 2006

Rich woman sues wealthy company

It's redistribution of a type, we suppose, as Yoko Ono attempts to get some ten million she reckons EMI owes her. Or, more accurately, the money she believes should have been paid to her husband.

A spokeswoman for EMI/Capitol, Jeanne Meyer, would not discuss Ono's lawsuit specifically, but she said, "Artists from time to time request audits of their royalty accounts. Sometimes there are differences of opinion, which is understandable given the complex nature of recording contracts."

Meyer said the contracts are sometimes subject to interpretation "but 99 times out of 100 these things are resolved in an amicable way."

... although, 99 times out of 100, you're not dealing with Yoko Ono.

Ono explains her action as being vital because, while she has got a lot of money, she is attempting to assemble a complete collection of all the money in the world as part of "an art installation or something."

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