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‘Respect’didn’t pay Aretha Franklin much due to copyright law

‘Respect’didn’t pay Aretha Franklin much due to copyright law

A sign in memory of Aretha Franklin is displayed at Cobo Center in Detroit on Thursday. It was Aretha Franklin’s first No. 1 hit, the cry of empowerment that has defined her for generations: “Respect.” But for the roughly 7 million times the song has been played on American radio stations, she was paid nothing….

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