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Old 25-11-09, 06:54   #1
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Record company donates just 25p from The Soldiers charity album

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It looked like a generous gesture from a sometimes greedy music industry.

The album by The Soldiers, a group made up of three serving members of the Armed Forces, was advertised as donating part of its proceeds to military charities.

But last night the record company behind the trio was facing a backlash after it emerged that as little as 3 per cent of the price of each CD goes to charity.


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Re: Record company donates just 25p from The Soldiers charity album

greedy freaking b#@**#~!!!!!!!! did the three soldiers know I wonder before the recording?
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Re: Record company donates just 25p from The Soldiers charity album

It's not quite as bad as the press make out Jan.
As the owner of two independent record labels and a music publishing company, i'm obviously aware of things that the public aren't.
Sales of the album will be massive, because of what it is but the record company will need to recoup certain investments.
The royalty income however, with media involvement and usage will be much more.
What you have to remember is that other companies, including duplication, distribution and promotional, may not be included in the charity deal and if they are, it will likely be in a minimal way.
It's my guess, that the royalty (as opposed to sales) income, was probably seen as the main income from the outset, the tabloid media are just stirring things up, as usual.

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Personally I think it is an absolute disgrace that these three guys felt they had a need to do this in the first place and that the Help For Heroes charity had to be set up. The scandal is these charities have a need to exist because our Goverment fails the forces in every which way they can. Whether a serving armed forces member or an injured one.
Qoute from http://www.mirror.co.uk/Nearly £300million in bonuses has been paid to MoD bureaucrats while soldiers have been dying for lack of equipment.
What about the grounded Chinooks, the flak jackets and night-vision goggles we’re told by our forces could make the difference between life or death for our boys? Two of these MoD armchair generals even ended up with bonuses of £17,000 each – more than the basic pay of many squaddies risking their lives on the ground.Yet Alan Johnson has the audacity to defend these bonuses, claiming desk jobs can be “difficult and dangerous”. Those Montblanc pens can get damn slippy on a mahogany bureau, chaps.
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Personally I think it is an absolute disgrace that these three guys felt they had a need to do this in the first place and that the Help For Heroes charity had to be set up. The scandal is these charities have a need to exist because our Goverment fails the forces in every which way they can. Whether a serving armed forces member or an injured one.
Qoute from http://www.mirror.co.uk/Nearly £300million in bonuses has been paid to MoD bureaucrats while soldiers have been dying for lack of equipment. What about the grounded Chinooks, the flak jackets and night-vision goggles we’re told by our forces could make the difference between life or death for our boys? Two of these MoD armchair generals even ended up with bonuses of £17,000 each – more than the basic pay of many squaddies risking their lives on the ground.Yet Alan Johnson has the audacity to defend these bonuses, claiming desk jobs can be “difficult and dangerous”. Those Montblanc pens can get damn slippy on a mahogany bureau, chaps.

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