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Counting Crows

Our Record Company Screwed Us

1/14/2014 4:41 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0114-counting-crows-gettyCounting Crows can count to a million ... which is exactly what they're suing UMG record company for, claiming they were ripped off royally over royalties.

The group claims UMG has taken an absurd position ... that they are NOT entitled to royalties for downloads of ringtones made from their famous songs.  Counting Crows says BS.

What really galls the group ... they say UMG is making a fortune off the ringtones by licensing the recordings to Apple (iTunes), eMusic, Amazon, Verizon, T-Mobile and others.

The group wants 50% profits -- at least a million bucks.


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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Record labels are crooks

261 days ago
2.

billybob    

Who?

261 days ago
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TuxThePenguin    

doesn't that have to be in their contract? a band from the 90's... no "ringtones" back then...um... good luck with that.

261 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

Your attorney should have paid closer attention to the 'small print' in your contract.

261 days ago
5.

Mikey    

Lose the wig already.

261 days ago
6.

Carl    

I always hated that group. 'Round Here was playing constantly back in their heyday and it drove me nuts. Never figured out what Courtney Cox saw in that guy.

261 days ago
7.

annie    

she looks up at the building, she's thinking of jumping, she's tired of life, she must tired of something rounnnnnnd here!!!

261 days ago
8.

Jamey Hunter    

These munches are still around?

261 days ago
9.

CyndiChainsaW    

Perfect blue buildings.. Anna begins... Time and time again... The list goes on. ❤️ The counting crows. Adam is so deep with the lyrics *swoons*

261 days ago
10.

Unbroken Chain    

Great band at one time. They actually play instruments and everything children!!!!!

261 days ago
11.

CremeBrulee    

Mr. Jonesin' for dough.

260 days ago
12.

Azi    

They should change their name to Counting Gray Hairs.

260 days ago
13.

Whatever    

Give it to them. Plus another million for pain and suffering. S*** bag record company execs. They couldn't hum their way out of a paper bag.

260 days ago
14.

Brian    

Do people really still buy ringtones?

260 days ago
15.

DrTyrell    

Well if their record company keeps their album from hitting the airwaves, I'd say that did us all a giant service.

260 days ago
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