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    Why is there a prevailing notion that record companies don't cheat artists?

    People do buy from itunes or it would be out of business. Charity getting noticed isn't necessarily the intent of the artist. In Michael's case, he was being slandered, so his friends defended him by mentioning charity. His intentions were pure, but in order to defend his image, he had to fight...
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    Why is there a prevailing notion that record companies don't cheat artists?

    i didn't put words in your mouth. i had to check you before you made the distinction about artists wanting millions, that not all of them are that way. Many of them are not that way. Mainstream success is far from what many artists are seeking. I could name a lot of artists who avoid the...
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    Why is there a prevailing notion that record companies don't cheat artists?

    Finally, although Jimmy McGriff expressed his disagreement about how Sue Records dealt with certain matters, yet I cannot take what he claimed (on that matter) for granted, especially without knowing the other’s side point of view. As far as that quote of yours, above, is concerned, once...
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    Why is there a prevailing notion that record companies don't cheat artists?

    I never said Gordy was benevolent. I was trying to point out to the other poster, that I wasn't totally bashing record labels. To be honest, you're making my point and agreeing with me. I'm just getting frazzled and not always able to get out all the info that I want. But to the other...
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    Why is there a prevailing notion that record companies don't cheat artists?

    Again, you're being selective. You state that artists are charitable AFTER they are rich. And you state that AFTER I mention that Michael Jackson was charitable from his youth before anything happened, musically, with no guarantee of a continued career. He was getting, as I mentioned, before...
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    Why is there a prevailing notion that record companies don't cheat artists?

    You're picking and choosing your quotes. You're being selective. You're pretending like the quotes that I mentioned in the video, do not exist. You also misquoted me. I didn't say record labels shouldn't exist. I said they steal. I never denied the success of the artists. I just said record...
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    Stevie Wonder~merged~

    It's interesting, today, that Stevie was born on this day, in 1950, and later, wrote a song called 'Superstition'.
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    Why is there a prevailing notion that record companies don't cheat artists?

    Nobody enhances a charitable image. Why isn't the record company after MJ's death 'enhancing a charitable image'? They're making no bones about not having room for charity, as they are in the business of profiting, and for them, charity gets in the way of that. Furthermore, Michael always gave...
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    Why is there a prevailing notion that record companies don't cheat artists?

    Everybody's tempted to 'make millions' This is clearly YOUR view, that people can't be satisfied with making a living because YOU added the word 'just' make a living'. So..just because Joey stated a desire for millions, doesn't mean he's dissatisfied with making a living, because he, himself...
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    A NEW MJ Hologram Is Arriving!

    If I could express expletives on here, I would.
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    Why is there a prevailing notion that record companies don't cheat artists?

    I wouldn't have posted that video if it didn't agree with what I was saying. Joey said he hoped to sell a million, but he also admitted that he has some success. Is he quitting his art? No. Like you said..he found an audience. Nuff said. And, you're making my point..of course execs would not...
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    Why is there a prevailing notion that record companies don't cheat artists?

    You say you refuse to believe that there are a lot of artists out there that don't think about money, first, then the argument is lost with you because you won't listen to artists' quotes. That doesn't mean it's not true. If you're experiencing something a certain way, but someone else says they...
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    Your Last MJ-Related Purchase

    Re: Your last MJ purchase Another part Of Me itunes download.
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    Why is there a prevailing notion that record companies don't cheat artists?

    -^ Like you said, Prince enjoyed a lot of freedom. That's rare. And that's after protest. He did a lot of unorthodox things. He experimented. That's rarely allowd. Stevie Wonder wanted to write the kind of material that didn't always sound commercial. Berry Gordy was worried about that. But...
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    Why is there a prevailing notion that record companies don't cheat artists?

    I don't care how much money you invest. If you decide to determine your expectations by how much money you invested, you're in for a destructive outcome, because your ear won't be open to the art..it will be open to your anxiety about how much money you spent. And that has panned out a lot...
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