I was researching an Allman Brothers song “Melissa”. Roon’s metadata suggests the song was composed by Gregg Allman and Steve Alaimo. Steve Alaimo was a former teen idol and record producer. According to Wikipedia, Melissa was composed by Gregg Allman but he sold the publishing rights to Steve Alaimo for $250. Gregg’s manager managed to buy the song back from Steve Alaimo so it could be included on “Eat A Peach”.
Clearly Steve Alaimo had no part in composing the song so why does Allmusic list him as a composer with Gregg Allman? He doesn’t even own the song so how did he get composer credit?
Sorry for the rant, but the bottom line is if Roon continues to use Allmusic metadata, I wish Allmusic would clean up their act. And I wish Roon would put some pressure on Allmusic to do so.