Okay, we’ll stress upfront that neither the band (Paper Lions) or their label (MB3 Records) are hugely well-known, so this isn’t the equivalent of, say, Adele sticking ’21’ on BitTorrent after falling out with XL Recordings. But anyway, Paper Lions have released their 2010 album ‘Trophies’ as a free download, claiming that MB3 hasn’t paid them any royalties since its original release. “If you bought our record on Amazon or iTunes, or even at a record store, we didn’t get that money. We don’t know why. We don’t know if it’s being held somewhere, or if it’s been spent.” Yet the label’s boss tells Digital Music News that it only has $100 “in the pipeline” for the band. “They completely fell off the radar. I personally sent their manager about 20 emails and left 10 voicemails and never ever got a return call or email from him or the band. My Canadian staff said the same.”

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