滾石如付不出錢 歌手合約恐遭轉手

 

滾石如付不出錢 歌手合約恐遭轉手   

 

拉娃谷幸 盧宏昌/報導   
 

國內唱片業大龍頭滾石唱片,陷入財務危機,71日與錢櫃KTV的債務糾紛如果沒有即時處理,滾石唱片將會被查封,到時候唱片公司可能會釋出公司的資產,包括歌手的合約和作品,聽到這個消息,目前正是宣傳期的歌手辛曉琪表示會尊重合約內容,也強調會努力賣唱片,希望滾石度過難關。


是滾石唱片最得意的歌手陳淑樺,「夢醒時分」專輯在台灣售業量達到百萬張,為滾石帶來上億的利潤。才子歌手張洪量,「你知道我在等你嗎」專輯大賣30萬張,滾石唱片3千萬進帳。療傷歌后辛曉琪,美聲唱腔,「領悟」專輯創下50萬銷售紀錄,滾石進帳5千萬。

歌手辛曉琪在滾石待了12年,經歷過最風光的時期,如今滾石卻陷入財務危機,這一次新唱片宣傳,辛曉琪的心情特別不同。歌手辛曉琪:「我和工作人員現在都很努力地在為新唱片在打拼。」記者:「如果唱片公司要把合約轉給其他家,妳會接受嗎?」歌手辛曉琪:「有這個可能性,也沒有這個可能性都有,如果說有這個可能性的話,我覺得那就看合約的內容。」

雖然滾石的歌手和唱片公司有信心可以渡過這一次危機,但如果唱片公司真的被查封,滾石可能會面臨釋出公司資產、尋求資金援助,或者和同業結盟,甚至不排除將歌手的合約轉賣給其他唱片公司。

為什麼短短10年之內,滾石會從年收入十幾億,成為負債甚至面臨倒閉,曾經也是旗下歌手的娃娃說,盜版是盜版猖獗是主要原因。歌手娃娃:「我希望它可以度過難關,畢竟它(滾石)對我們華人音樂貢獻過很多很棒很棒的音樂。」

疼惜台灣的音樂環境,音樂人希望大家不要再縱容盜版和網路音樂下載,否則在過不久,台灣會變成沒有音樂的國度。

 

【2004-06-16/TVBS新聞

 

 

 

 

Just the day before, news of Rock Records being in financial crisis broke out in the media.  According to reports, due to a dispute in fall-through in agreement between Rock Records and Cashbox (one of Taiwan's major KTV operator), the former owed the latter a tidy sum of money.  If Rock is not able to pay back to Cashbox this sum, the long-established record company might see its assets being seized under the court order. For a record company, one of its most valuable assets is none other than artistes' contracts and compositions. 

 

When Winnie, who has been actively promoting her new album since last week, heard the above news, she stressed that on the one hand, she hopes that the record company would pull through this crisis, on the other hand, whatever it is, she will continue to work hard to promote her new album.

 

Winnie who had been with Rock for 12 years, has gone through thick and thin with the company.   In the heights of her career, her "領悟" which was released under Rock label alone sold 500 thousand albums.

 

When asked by the reporter if she can accept the arrangement in the event that Rock cannot repay its debt and had to transfer her contract to another company, Winnie expressed that it will depend on the contents of the contract.