Where are you, Lauryn Hill? Ace Frehley, do you want your money or not?
Hill and Frehley both appear on a list just published onto the Internet by SoundExchange, which collects and distributes royalties from digital music providers. The list consists of about nine-thousand artists who SoundExchange can't find to pay them digital performance royalties collected between 1996 and 2000. Some are names we haven't heard in some time, such as Strawberry Alarm Clock, Iron Butterfly, Mr. Mister, Cannibal and the Headhunters and The Trashmen. Others seem like they shouldn't be that hard to find, including Foxy Brown, Patrick Swayze and 'N Sync.
The list also includes Ray Parker Junior, A Flock of Seagulls, Arrested Development, Loverboy, Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, Men Without Hats, Peter, Paul and Mary, Savage Garden, Joey McIntyre, Danzig, Sister Hazel, The Cardigans, The Ohio Players and L7. If SoundExchange can't find the artists by December 15th, the money will be forfeited to a fund that offsets the company's business expenses. The whole list can be
found at www.SoundExchange.com.