Robbie Robinson ([email protected])
Tue, 07 Jul 1998 20:49:42 -0700
As I understand it, everything, including the songwriting royalties
is split equally among the band members and manager. They decided
on that at the very beginning so that there would be no future
financial arguments that would threaten the bands existence.
What it say on the albums is only recognition that Bono writes
about 98% of the lyrics. The music is attributed to the band as
a whole because the way that they ususally wirte the music makes
it almost impossible to trace who came up with what. Usually
Edge or Bono will come up with the basic melody, but after that
it can change in many ways once the band starts jamming on it.
If you haven't read Flanagan's book "U2 at the End of the World"
it can give you a lot of insights in how the band works in the
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