One of the methods the clubs used to recruit members – was to give away records as a premium, another practice that continues unabated. Thus, new artists and even more venerable artists without star-powered negotiating leverage (or a competent lawyer) found language similar to this in their contracts: No royalty shall be payable with respect […]

via Retailing records series; (part 2) Records become a commodity and face real estate prices and profit margins (II) — Music Matters