CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Billboard Magazine reports:

Phil Spector’s estate is poised to oversee music assets likely worth tens of millions of dollars following his death on Jan. 16, according to Billboard calculations.

Those assets include his songwriting credits on 186 songs, per the BMI song database; ownership of the Philles Records catalog of 12 albums including releases by The Ronettes and The Crystals; and production royalties for tracks produced for artists where he didn’t own the masters, like for Ike & Tina Turner, The Ramones and The Beatles.

Spector’s publishing catalog is chock full of iconic songs whose royalty flow is amplified by the thousands of cover versions of those tracks over the years.