The Music Industry Loves Artists

"Look, my band - or GNR Inc - has had to do six audits of Geffen over the years because you know you sold this many records and they tell you you've only sold this many.

Why don't you just pay us for the f**king records?

Well, that's not how it works. They make it cost-prohibitive to sue.

The first time I became aware of it was 1994. There was a discrepancy of four million f**king records.

They were like "You can sue us, but it will cost you five million dollars and you might get half of that, so why don't we just settle for a quarter?" That's the way business is done. And we're on our sixth audit. That didn't just happen once.

Duff McKagan
bass player, Guns N' Roses

interview with Ben Rayner, Toronto Daily Star, 18/03/11

and the beat goes on.