“Regrets, I’ve had a few…” Remember that old song My Way, made famous by Frank Sinatra? As a lifelong, commissioned salesperson, I can really identify with a song that references the pain of over-ambition, doubt, tears, taking “the blows,” and “my share of losing.” I’ve lost deals that would pay for a house. Not […]
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A while back I read, Deconstructing Sammy, the story of how Sammy Davis, Jr., one of the greatest entertainers of his time. Sammy died $7 million in debt.
I just finished reading Deconstructing Sammy, the story of how Sammy Davis, Jr., one of the greatest entertainers of his time. Sammy died $7 million in debt.
This is the famous dancer, actor and Grammy award-winning singer, who recorded Old Black Magic, I Gotta Be Me and perhaps most famously, The Candy Man.
Sammy Davis Jr It’s true that Davis made bad decisions and hung around with some unsavory characters. But, according to the author, Matt Birkbeck, the entertainer’s biggest mistake was not negotiating to own his own master recordings. Artists who own their own masters usually enjoy much higher residual or passive income.