I recently read something like this about a guy Daft Punk sampled for 'One More Time'. Apparently they've been paying royalties, but some label owns the rights so the actual artist hasn't seen anything from it.
Little known facts : I never made one penny from sales of Voodoo Ray or the Hot Lemonade LP which were released on Rham Records, a British independent record label based in Wallasey, Merseyside, England. It ceased operations in 1992 when Peter Leay, the owner disappeared, after him telling me the bad news about the collapse of the record's early distributor Red Rhino. That’s when I put an independent management team together so I could continue doing music.
Peter Leay had ran off with what was going to be my future. I had plans to build a studio in Manchester to develop artists like me. In the end I had to sign Subscape with Sony/CBS where I had to focus on the GCG artist project. We found Peter Leay, who had moved on from the music business and we got him to sign my music back to me but all the original money had got tied up in a Merseyside corner shop.
Meanwhile all this was going on, I was still having problems with 808 State. I was a 22 year old with a 24 track mind touring the world but my feet were planted firmly on the ground...
In 2019 the guy who was the assistant to Peter Leay restarted the Rham label not knowing what he has got himself into... His only thought to steal my music? Why would the assistant of Peter Leay re-start Rham who never paid its bills for decades and is now working stealing my royalties through an illegal Spotify page where they use my name and likeness and intellectual property with no permission ...... it never ends. I’ll keep you posted on THE CURSE OF VOODOO RAY
It’s time to end this. My work is blatantly being taken advantage of, again, and I’m reaching out to you, asking for your help to stop this crook who is stealing from me.
This company doesn’t have the right to profit from my music.
While I now have everything that I need to mount a legal challenge, I need your help to cover the legal fees. It looks like it’s going to take about £20,000 to turn this around.
Gerald recently put out some music, really different from his previous sound(s)
it's an amorphous 50-minute long single track
“I am fascinated by the science of sound. Silent Sound Spread Spectrum (SSSS) or S-Quad or Squad is allegedly a technology used by the US Department Of Defence that uses subliminal programming carried over ultra-high frequency broadcast waves. With this system, planting inaudible messages directly into the subconscious becomes very easy to do and everyone is susceptible.
"This composition is about 50 mins and it follows no specific style. It should leave the listener refreshed and relaxed.
"It was recorded using a system that enables you to keep full definition at low volume.
:I started this project using two separate computers. Each computer has its own soundcard, which was connected to a Pro Tools system, which was connected to an SSL desk. I used Propellerheads Reason to create the tracks. I used the vocal room of the Big Room Studio at Real World Studios.”
Ah actually it looks it was made and released in some form in 2013, but went up on his bandcamp a few months ago
"Silent Sound Spread Spectrum (BW60) released on Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound in May 2013."
there's also this 13 minute track, released last month