‘Glee’ Stars Pissed About No Royalties?
They were all smiles at yesterday’s Emmys but was there tension behind those teeth? Are the stars of Glee getting screwed over from their soundtrack sales? Mark Salling has said he’s never seen any money from the royalty payments from label Sony Music after their album went to No. 1.
Co-star Corey Monteith told Toby Knapp’s DC 99.5 radio show: “I got 400 bucks from it going No. 1. But you know what, that’s OK, because if I’m patient, and if this thing does really well, maybe I’ll see another 400 bucks.”
Sources tell Page Six that Sony CEO Ralph Schmidt-Holtz struck a big soundtrack deal with “Glee” executive producer Ryan Murphy, but the cast — who have sold more than a million albums — were somehow cut out.
As a result, there are rumors that Matthew Morrison inked a deal with Mercury Records in January and Salling signed with independent label Pipe Dream Records. While Lea Michele was thought to also be shopping around for a new deal, her rep dismissed the feud rumors and said that she has always been happy working with Sony.