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Song Composer Rick Rolled - $16 Royalty for 145 Million YouTube Plays

Composer of "Never Gonna Give You Up" Rick Waterman was looking forward to his annual royalty check for the Rick Astley Rick Rolled anthem from Google/YouTube. After all, the song had been played 145 million times! But when the check came, it was for a mere $16.00. His copyright collection agency is renegotiating for him, but something doesn't appear to be right here. Waterman has launched a web site for better royalties for songwriters

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