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A single gramophone record nowadays may earn much more in royalties than the films of the past ever did.

Does it mean the records earn more money for the composer in comparison with the films in the past. Do they really? Do people spend more nowadays on records than on films? How about 'royalty'? what had it got to do here?

P.S. The text is about the pop stars that enjoy a style of living which was once prerogative of royalty.

Thanks a million.
 

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A single gramophone record nowadays may earn much more in royalties than the films of the past ever did.

Does it mean the records earn more money for the composer in comparison with the films in the past. Do they really? Do people spend more nowadays on records than on films? How about 'royalty'? what had it got to do here?

P.S. The text is about the pop stars that enjoy a style of living which was once prerogative of royalty.

Thanks a million.


It doesn't really have anything to do with people spending more on records these days than on films. It's about the use of particular songs , or any piece of work for that matter, that were released that are used in other productions. (That is the meaning of royalties).

Definition of 'royalties'
"A sum of money paid to a patentee for the use of a patent or to an author or composer for each copy of a book sold or for each public performance of a work."

Nobody here could say whether it's true unless they did significant research, but I would hazard a guess and say yes, it is true, because even in very recent movies, they use other songs that artists have created.


To clarify further.

Films of the past are not as regularly used in this day and age, while the music, created in the same era is.

Frank Sinatra for instance, or Michael Jackson, or Elvis Presley.
 
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I wonder how old a text you are reading if it uses the term "gramophone."
 

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I wonder how old a text you are reading if it uses the term "gramophone."

That's 'for and against' by LG.Alexander (first published in 1968, the latest impression 1973 (quite an antique;-))). However, the texts are really enriched in words to give him his due, and I like them for the Advanced level students.

@Haniballl, Thanks a lot. Just a single word made a great change to the meaning Thanks.
 

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In 1968 you could make a fortune off a record, but I thought my father was old-fashioned when he used the word gramophone over thirty years ago. ;-)
 

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I still play records on my gramophone, but then I listen to the wireless.
 

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I still play records on my gramophone, but then I listen to the wireless.

Do you have a wireless in your horseless carriage?
 

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I still play records on my gramophone, but then I listen to the wireless.

Does your gramophone play 78s?
 

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Does your gramophone play 78s?
Is there any other type of modern record?

It took me some time to get use to these new-fangled flat things. I still treasure my cylinders, though some of them are wearing a little thin.
 

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So I took my children to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
They said, "Oh, is THAT what a record looks like?"
My husband just banged his head on the railing and sighed.
 
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