I know from personal
experience how record companies cover their asses in cases like
The artist who "wrote
the song" has to sign a piece of paper saying none of it was "stolen", and
the record company is not responsible for any infringement hassles that pop-up down the
road. The artist has to bear FULL responsibility for his own "ripoff". Notice,
the court ordered Bolton to pay
900 G's, and it ordered Sony to fork over 4.2 mil? Well, Sony has to come up with the cash now, but they
just tag it on Bolton's tab on the other end! They merely withhold what they owe him,
until his debt is paid off. In the end, the 5.4 million dollars comes out of Bolton's pocket, and he gets
NOTHING until that's square. The reason its HIS debt is because he's the FRAUD who
perpetrated the CRIME in the first place. Now, the monumental sales of his smash hit are
working AGAINST him, he has to pay back Sony with every copy Turkie and Tacki buy.
Bevis had never bothered
He just intercepted it, and kept it hidden for a year and a half, and all the while, I was asking him to please give it back to me... over and over and over and over.
If a RAWHEAD CD had been released, and IF it had become a hit, we would have gotten sued by Def Jam Records FOR SURE, because I had sampled Slayer's Angel Of Death on our single, Thundadome. Any and all penalties would have come straight out of MY pocket, and MY pocket alone!
Bolton's dilemma is like
the ULTRA NIGHTMARE version of the same tar pit. That's why Bolton didn't clarify
what he meant when he said the "jury's decision would cost him millions of
dollars." He's financially fucked now, plus he doesn't dare try to sell more,
Sony will keep ALL the money. The only way out is to write another hit, but ORIGINAL, this
time. If he was capable of doing that, he wouldn't be in this jam in the first place! My
sampling of Slayer would have cost me the industry hip-hop standard flat fee of @$8,000,
for an unknown piece of shit band like RAWHEAD.
But a well-known superstar Grammy winner like Bolton gets FUCKED in the ass,
There's no such thing as a CHEAP imitation, Michael! You deserve this. That was the whole idea behind the 3-0 decision AGAINST you by the Federal Appeals court!
By the way...
The mental image of Bolton "giving something back" to his white female fans, while fucking the black Isley's out of 5 million dollars for 9 years, is truly comical... especially considering the jury awarded them 66% of the song, and 28% of the whole album!