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Posted: 05 Sep 11, 15:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is it likely that Steve Howe and Fred Mandel receive royalties (no matter how small) for the parts they recorded in Innuendo and I want to break free respectively, or did they merely get a thankyou mention in the album sleeves?
Just a thought.


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Posted: 05 Sep 11, 16:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Depends, I'd guess Fred Mandel was on a contract as a session guy, for someone of Steve Howe's magnitude, maybe royalties but probably double or triple union scale or something befitting his stature.

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Posted: 06 Sep 11, 02:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyone credited as a performer on a track will usually receive standard mechanical royalties for that. Fred Mandela would most likely have been paid for his session at the time in addition to the royalties, but I would guess that someone such as Syeve Howe would have just done it as a favour to friends. Brian had done many sessions over the years free of charge for friends.