What is more worrying is that Syco is allowed to sign acts on contract terms that would seem harsh at a chinese Apple factory. Such is the price of fame.
btw someone mentioned that in the good ole days of the Beatles bands were songwriters - it should be noted that the Beatles were very unusual in this respect. I'd agree that the quality of performance was much higher, but Elvis, Sinatra and many others were Karaoke performers.
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