It seems a lot of record companies did not pay all the royalties they owned their artists. But under an agreement announced yesterday by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, record companies will be sending out checks for outstanding royalties owed to them and thousands of other artists. Elvis is among the artist receiving money from the nearly $50 million of unpaid royalties.
Among the more prominent artists due money are Mr. Bowie, owed $10,698, and Dolly Parton, owed $17,568. Willie Nelson is owned $2,325, Tom Jones $16,399 and Public Enemy $22,766. The Elvis Presley Estate will receive approximately $9,659.