Re: dio dreamers never die
Date: October 04, 2022 08:49AM
"i never knew and maybe one of you guys can explain more ,is that ronnie never got any royalties from rainbow till he died !"
There are different (and even more royalties now in the internet age) royalties. It's possible that Ronnie never saw any Rainbow royalties from album sales (if those albums did not recoup the advances and tour support the label paid the band/mgmt for ex.) but I'm 100% sure he got his performance and mechanical royalties from those 4 albums since that money is collected by a different entity separate from the record company. Performance royalties are based on airplay - not album sales.
If he never got any royalties from Rainbow album sales then he likely got ripped off by Blackmore and/or his management after they parted ways. Hard to believe Ronnie and Wendy would let that slide for 30 years if indeed there was money due to Ronnie.
P.S.: Is it poetic justice if Dio got ripped off by Blackmore considering Dio ripped off the members of the original Dio band?
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/04/2022 09:20AM by UndercoverMan.