01 Nov Appeals Court Rules In Royalties Case
Lawsuit Seeking Greater Digital Royalties for Eminem’s Music Is Settled
In the case, F.B.T. Productions v. Aftermath Records, a team of Eminem’s early producers sued a subsidiary of the Universal Music Group, arguing that they were not getting the royalties they were owed from downloads at iTunes and other digital stores.
“The legal precedent the case set has already had a profound impact,” Mr. Given wrote in an e-mail on Tuesday. “If U.M.G. paid the price, which I think it probably did, then that will set the bar (which I expect will be high) for the settlement of other download royalty claims, like the ones in the James class action, for other recording artists.”