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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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CremeBrulee    

Anyone who likes this band should see TED when he does the 90s karaoke. I love this band but the film is right on the money! Which it appears they won't be getting. :)

279 days ago
17.

NOT ELMO    

Counting Crows -- Our Record Company Screwed Us................DOGGY STYLE

279 days ago
18.

Observer    

"Our record company screwed us"

Translation: "We're broke"

279 days ago
19.

zmt    

By far the worst band I've seen live. I had to stand through their set at a festival. I would like to be reimbursed for those 45 minutes. And who would actually buy their ringtone?

279 days ago
20.

JBDragon    

Who's dumb enough to pay for a ring tone in the first place!!!!

279 days ago
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Jodina Joseph    

The telecom industry has returned over 85% last five year, during which the stock price of Verizon went up by 70% and the closest competitor of Verizon “AT&T” stock price went up by 40%. http://goo.gl/tFWHSB

211 days ago
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