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Former Wu-Tang Clan Producer, Selwyn Bougard, Sues RZA And His Brother For Unpaid Royalties

While the Wu-Tang Clan battles a copyright infringement lawsuit over a sample on “People Say” and attempt to retrieve their one-of-a-kind album from the government, the…

Eminem Fans Will Soon Be Able To Invest In Royalties From His Catalog

Royalty Exchange has formed a new company and signed a letter of intent to buy at least a 15 percent slice of an income stream of royalties derived from Eminem music…

Quincy Jones Takes the Stand in Michael Jackson Royalties Trial

Quincy Jones has been in the music business for 70 years and he can’t quite say exactly how many works he’s composed or albums he’s produced — but he does remember…

ASCAP And BMI Reveal Songwriters Fail To Receive Proper Royalties From Music Streaming Sites

Songwriters seem to be getting no love in the club, even though the track you’re popping bottles to is probably theirs. Streaming apps such as Spotify are being targeted…

Kreayshawn Only Earned $0.01 In Royalties From Her Debut

When it comes Kreayshawn’s debut album Somethin’ ‘Bout Kreay, perhaps it’s best left forgotten. Since its release in September of 2012 — the LP followed the lightning…

Michael Jackson Estate Sued For Thriller Royalties

Three people have filed claims against Michael Jackson‘s estate, all claiming they were owed money for Thriller. Jackson’s estate was hit Thursday with accusations…