Yoko Ono: she wants her money, dammit!
Yoko Ono, yeah: she's not actually mental. If she was, she probably wouldn't have noticed all the money the EMI Group Plc owe her in royalties from her late fella's record sales. You remember, that guy that Ian Hart played in Backbeat... I forget his name... Paul?
Ono has sued the aforementioned record label people to the tune of a staggering ten million dollars. Which is, officially, A Lot Of Money. She must be doing up her kitchen and bathroom at the same time if she needs all that green. Well, Homebase have an offer on, so...
Ono alleged that EMI, and Capitol, have violated a number of agreements by “willfully and knowingly underreporting royalties”. Which is bad, on their part. EMI responded, via a spokesperson. One day, I'm going to employ a mime to make a DiS statement...
"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."
Billboard reports all this, stating that Ono's three-page document also alleges that the label/s were dishonest in their accounting. Which is strange, as I figured all accountants were bent, and that such a quality was encouraged at accountancy school.