Renowned karaoke scout Simon Cowell has announced his dissatisfaction that Sony BMG are quite so content to fill Bruce Springsteen's pockets with shrapnel whilst he continues his pursuit to pad the charts with such a quality brigade of artists (See McManus, Brookstein, etc.) for a cut of the cost.
Speaking on Stateside programme 60 Minutes the X-Factor/American Idol oracle judged himself as worth five times the $100,000,000 (£51,000,000) deal The Boss recently secured.
"In the last five years, I've probably sold over 100 million records. If [Springsteen] got 100 [million dollars], I should have got 500 [million dollars]" Cowell bemoaned to CBS affiliate Anderson Cooper.
However, dry those eyes readers, Cowell is not quite out of pocket yet. As well as the deal he currently has penned with Sony, he continues to make a further £20m from quality UK entertainment channel ITV, as well as a separate deal with Fox in The United States of America.
This follows previous remarks regarding fellow folk-rock fellow Bob Dylan, when Cowell queried: "Do I prefer Kelly Clarkson's music to Bob Dylan's? Yes. I've never bought a Dylan record. A singing poet? It just bores me to tears."
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