KORN Frontman Speaks Out On Rights Of Recording Artists

KORN and the group's management The Firm are reportedly backing legislators and the Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) who favor more equitable contracts for recording artists. KORN were originally scheduled to perform as part of the block of concerts scheduled in the Los Angeles area in support of the RAC, but the show was eventually pulled for unknown reasons.

Commented KORN frontman Jonathan Davis: In the next couple of months the music industry is going to be turned on its head, especially by all these artist doing the free concerts for this cause. And sooner or later they're going to have to 'fess up to it and let artists have their rights back because they really don't have any.

The record company basically takes all our money. We don't make any money off the CDs. They say you do, but all our royalties are put in these things called pipelines and they hold them for years and years and years and when we were renegotiated to getsince we got our first success they held a whole bunch of money in a pipelineso we had to renegotiate it. Like, 'OK we're going to renegotiate. We're going to give you all the money that you earned in the pipeline and that's going to be your deal.' And they don't pay anything out. So they're just giving us our money back. It's really seedy. I don't understand how it was set up that way, and I'm still learning more about it that pisses me off more.

"The only way we make money is going on tour and selling our T-shirts. That's what we got to make our living. It's not a bad living, I'm not bitching, but it's just wrong.


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