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Old June 22 2013, 12:23 PM   #34
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Re: Fact-Checking Inside Star Trek: The Real Story

Mister Atoz wrote: View Post
I am an ASCAP member myself, but I believe lyric music pays far higher royalties than instrumental music. I'm glad Roddenberry was able to make such an arrangement, despite its evident overtness. I'm sure the royalties from the music helped sustain him through the lean years of the 70s.
Lean years..I wonder how much he made from the Animated Series.

It's funny, I have scanned Fred Steiner's large article "Music for Star Trek -- Scoring a Television Show in the Sixties" and I found no mention of the lyrics or the royalties in the Star Trek theme.

~ Mister Atoz
Odd, since GR shoehorning his way into the theme must have come up on occasion.
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