Monday, October 17, 2011

UB40 Goes Bankrupt

Well, at least it's not an orchestra this time.

As reported in Digital Music News and the UK's Daily MailUB40 recently declared bankruptcy. Lead singer Ali Campbell left years ago, alleging that the group's management mishandled the group's finances; I guess he was right.

Digital Music News points out that UB40 probably enjoys a "healthy royalty stream"--they've sold, apparently, 70 million records--but I don't think anyone in that band ever wrote his own song. A couple of their famous covers: