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Whitney Houston's funeral of course with over the weekend out in New Jersey but it raises the question this is a stake.
With huge budget deficits and hundreds of police officers were deployed for that -- well.
A bit too much for -- struggling to close that budget gap was McDonald is here.
Liz I mean does raise it does raise the question everything is gonna end up.
Paying for that.
Yeah that's right -- dangers is -- -- have billion dollar budget gap and new markets -- in the poorest cities in the country it has.
You know a 15% unemployment rate but you know the state in New Jersey in the -- Newark pulled this off of that incident because they deployed.
Hundreds of cops a 180 cops were deployed at the -- Funeral home and and -- that sheriff's detective to the bomb sweep ahead of time.
And they even were called in to help handle the escorting out of Bobby Brown there's a lot of -- And reporting on what happened -- Bobby brown and it wasn't -- just up in.
You know walked at a funeral he showed up reportedly with the nine person entourage the church couldn't fit him in the in net zero so he.
Says his people are saying he was asked to leave three times and it was -- because his entourage were so big that they couldn't accommodate -- so.
He's sitting went -- to the casket and gave it a case.
But you know -- from that you know this about went without incident right so the police also had to deal with.
In a fan showing up the expected 3000 fans outside the church but that's sitting made a Smart move they decided not to put a video screens outside the church solid 500 estimated.
I showed up so that kept costs down.
But you know you know having to do things like get TMC reporters off of -- -- of auto body shops -- camera lenses and reporters out from.
Accompanying buildings I mean the police pulled it off and -- having to do.
You know motorcade escorts of -- you know Stevie Wonder from the airport so you know they have to basically -- double duty between three different cities.
And this is this a state that's had seen people visits John Paul visited.
And at this bring her home suggesting us our bond was laid to rest of their used to -- the answer is an important.
I think debate at this point about whether or not the police did it right during a fiscal crisis can it get it.
I don't wanna sound -- on it ask a question about the estate this woman's music will live on.
Yeah it will be sold I mean Sony Jack.
Prices you saw that right -- dad and a lot of people were taken back -- -- You can just in the UK yeah and you know MD dean Sony is coming under attack Whitney's label was Arista which is a unit of sunny.
Any idea individually to financially exploited Sony is coming out saying -- -- and lower level employee made that decision to Jack up.
The greatest hits -- send a -- compilation to separate albums one of them went up nearly 50%.
Over the -- but -- backed public and they reversed -- -- -- you're right Adam I mean her music now is dominating the iTunes greatest hits charts and also Amazon.
Bestseller lists as well right -- -- it.
She then on the publishing rights to really get so worked up the royalties right.
But she she if she did I mean the real money would be made and done in owning the songs and -- -- the publishing rights.
Like -- you know if you and the polish right every time it gets played every time there's a rendition of it done.
Do you get money from that and she and -- Dallas -- central problem the reason that she asked said to be.
Because she didn't have any income come and because these artists they don't make anything from these songs -- record they got to go on the road and tour yeah that's right dig -- and so.
You know -- -- -- -- if she makes it the last tour she did it was an embarrassment.
-- -- the last tour it was just it was a disaster of their -- seen the videos that appear via Internet from Europe and she couldn't tour anymore.
Similar to a -- with Amy Winehouse and minutes you're right it's actually issue that you know even Steven Tyler from Aerosmith has brought up because they got shafted -- -- of a lot of money he contends.
And also Motown artists -- what as well are saying look we don't get enough money.
And our prior musical careers and you know -- -- Whitney again and the passing of Whitney.
Is bringing up that issue once more our musicians appropriately.
There is legislation that was -- Sam -- the R&B singer from years and years ago -- -- legislation that he's actually testified in congress.
That would try to rectify this situation that the performer deserves some kind of payment.
Above the touring and as the songs keep getting played a plane -- -- Yet you know but yeah you're right and it's getting back to the issue of financial exploring the death of -- -- I mean this -- was that you really tricky situation for Sony to suddenly have to deal with that.
And they wonder why the move it if truly a lower level employee made the decision and it happened in the UK away from the United States you know -- thing.
Make some money that may be still coming out sparkle that you -- with Jordan sparks yeah we'll see how that.
One box that's right Liz thank you so much series about a.
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