The L.A. film includes mention of Carol Kaye, including comments about her by Nancy Sinatra. Some of the players discuss the money inequity issue; everyone else involved in a hit song receives points---the songwriter, the publisher, the producer, the singer---everybody except the session musicians, who are paid a flat fee. Many of the signature hooks of a song were added to the song in the studio by the guitar player, bass player, or pianist. No songwriting credit, no royalties. One musician said for one song he played on his income was $100, the singer’s $120,000.
Bill, your review of the new Doug MacLeod album in one of your two recent emailings is fantastic, your best yet!