But they still send me messages.. The last one i got was from Kishore,and a few days before that, i had got one from RD Burman… both of them messaged me for the same reason, that their songs were now available as ring tones, and all i had to do to was sms my choice to a certain number..i guess heaven must be a very costly place, for them to be actually selling tunes after their death… The mobile service providers must be surely making money out of this, and i guess they would be paying the record labels..
Now, do you think the above two eminent personalities, got anything from the record labels for the revenue their work would generate in the future.. because even royalties would be paid only on short timeframes like a year… but that left me wondering, we are now in an age, where we actually pledge our anticipated incomes for different purchases, in the form of EMIs.. so do you think that the artists, writers etc of this age are getting any money for the revenue their work would accumulate in the future.. what i’mtrying to say is that could RD Burman have anticipated the internet ormobile phones in an age when even telephones were a gizmo??so though JK Rowling has a share in the earnings on the internet, movies,palmtop devices etc, would she (for example) anticipate the revenues from ‘Customised psychiatric sessions with your favorite fantasy character’..and even if she did, how many could she imagine?? thats what, i guess, they call loss in profit…
until next time, even royalty has limits….