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You may be hearing the Glee version of "Don't Stop Believin'" everywhere you go these days, but the popularity of the show's No. 1 album, Glee: The Music - Journey to the Regionals, isn't exactly filling the cast's pockets with cash.
According to sources, even though Sony Music is making a killing off of the more than a million copies of the album that have been sold, the stars of the show aren't seeing their share.
"I got 400 bucks from it going No. 1," Corey Monteith, who plays Finn, told a Washington D.C. radio show.
"The Glee cast is furious because they feel they were misled by Sony,' an insider told the New York Post. "They have all complained to executive producer Ryan Murphy that they want a bigger share of the royalties."
And because of Sony's treatment of the talented cast (who took another hit at last night's Emmy Awards, when they lost out on the best comedy series award), those making their own albums, like Mark Salling (Puck) and Matthew Morrison (Mr. Shue) looked to sign with other labels.
"Sony should have known better," a source said. "They kept their hands on money that could have been paid to the cast. But by upsetting the biggest talent on TV, the label is cutting its nose off to spite its face. It is myopic, short-term thinking on their part."
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