'Another Brick In The Wall' Kids Want Some Money

Published: 2004-11-29
Remember the children's choir in Pink Floyd's classic radio staple "Another Brick in the Wall?" Of course you do. But a royalties lawyer says that despite the song's popularity, the kids have not been paid for their performance.

Reuters is reporting that a group of former London school children are seeking payment for their work on the song. The Wall sold approximately 12 million copies, but the children claim they haven't seen any money from it. The amount of money they are seeking is anything but outrageous: about 200 pounds a piece.

The story goes that the children were taken into the studio by their music teacher without permission from their school. When the school headmistress found out what was going on, the children were forbidden from appearing in any promotional videos or the film The Wall. Pink Floyd didn't let the school walk away empty handed, giving them 1000 pounds and a platinum record, but none of the money went directly to the kids. The group involved in legal action is seeking money from the Music Royalties Society, and not from Pink Floyd themselves.

Writer: Joe Henley



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