When you purchase music of an artist that
...is no longer signed to the label; does the artist still get paid? For example if somebody buys Ironman right now; because Ghostface Killah is longer signed to Epic; would he still get paid? What about when you purchase used music from a secondhand store like F.Y.E.; do the label or the artist make any money from that? Another thing I was wondering about is with something like Meta Historical instrumentals; would KRS ONE still get paid off of that because his name and image are featured on the l.p. even though his vocals are not?