Song writing royalty

Encinitas local has a “Peaceful Easy Feeling” about songwriting success

Last week The Eagles album, Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) made history by becoming the best selling U.S. album of all time. The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) announced that greatest hits collection released in 1976 reached the 38-million mark, displacing Michael Jackson’s Thriller, which had held the top spot for 30 years.

Singer/guitarist Jack Tempchin, an Encinitas local since the ’70s, has always been humble about his songwriting success. He has songwriting credits on two of that album’s ten hits, “Already Gone,” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling.” It is sometimes true that songwriter royalties are more valuable than royalties given to band members who actually played on the album but who had no songwriting credits.  READ MORE…