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Stoute, Coscap in money row


Added 23 September 2018


Richard Stoute. (FILE)

Veteran entertainer and Teen Talent pioneer Richard Stoute is singing the blues.

He laments he has never received “one red cent” in royalties for his music from COSCAP, the Copyright Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

The author of Goodbye Bajan Girl, Rocksteady Christmas, Mr Rich Man and Unity, among “a whole lot of other original songs”, says he feels very hurt.

“I became a member of PRS [Performing Rights Society] in 1985 and they would send me money for my music played in Germany, England and Holland.

“My attorney wrote CBC [Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation] years ago and asked them why I had not received any royalties from them for my music played in Barbados,” Stoute told the DAILY NATION in an interview. (JB)

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