Originally Posted by makinao
But the court affirmed the fact that Barrett agreed to the 1994 settlement in which he surrendered his rights to further royalties.
I doubt anyone will question his authorship of the bass lines on the recordings he played on. But the question in this case is whether he is entitled to royalties. For whatever reason, he gave that up. He took the money. In hindsight, it was the wrong move. But life goes on.
Yeah, I guess. My bad. It sucks, though - he probably thought knocking it back would be the gamble.
I guess the way drummers who create parts that are intrinsic to a song's success are left off songwriting credits rankles. I think this is also true for players who develop harmonies that raise a basic song to some special.