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I read here recently that Jimmy Rollins purchased some of the publishing rights to Sean Kingston‘s and Justin Bieber‘s “Eenie Meenie.” Here’s the story I wrote about the opportunities presented to Rollins because of his successful baseball career. But here is more about what Rollins said about being involved in the music business.
Question: So you just bought the publishing rights to a Justin Bieber song?
Answer: Yes, Justin Bieber.
Question: Like, the whole song?
Answer: Not 100 percent of the publishing rights, but writers come up and they need money because when you do a song, a song goes out in January, you might not see money for six months, seven months, because it has to go all around the world. And then you’ve got the governing bodies, BMI, ASCAP, they have to check baseball stadiums, football stadiums, radio stations, TV shows, movies, all these things they have to check around the world before money is in the pipeline. So writers obviously might need an advance to get through some rough times, you make some phone calls and see if anything is available, I’ve got 5 percent, 10 percent of a song.