Widow of violinist who played on “Billie Jean” wins back royalties


The widow of Reginald Hill, violinist who was second violin in the London Symphony Orchestra when he was asked to record the iconic violin beat in “Billie Jean” was initially paid about $158 for his contribution.  A contract uncovered in 2014, disclosing that he was among the studio musicians who laid down the track for the song was enough to get PPL, a music royalty company, to accept that his estate is owed royalties for his contributions to the song.


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