Saturday, March 07, 2009

Universal Music wins Eminem royalties trial

Eminem's record label, Universal Music, has won a jury verdict after being sued for money the rapper's former publishing company, FBT Productions, claimed it owed to the artist.

FBT Productions chiefs claimed that Universal owed Eminem $1.47 million (£1 million) in damages due to under-paying him royalties for music downloads. They would have collected 40 percent of any money going to the rapper.

Yesterday (March 6) the jury at the U.S. District Court in California judged in favour of the record label. They did, however, deem that Universal should pay FBT $159,000 (£113,000) with regards to a separate case focusing on misallocation of royalties.

Eminem was not personally involved in the case.

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