Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Two more acts sue for digital royalty boost
Boz Scaggs and REO Speedwagon have joined the ever growing list of artistes, many well established, who have filed digital royalty lawsuits against the major bales for a bigger cut of digital revenue. The defendant in both suits is Sony. FBT Productions have already won a court case against Universal to get a bigger share of digital royalties from 'Eminen' recordings they worked on, and Cheap Trick, the Allman Brothers and a number of other artistes have settled a case with Sony. Cases from Rob Zombie, Whitesnake, Toto, Weird Al janKovic, Dixie Chicks, Chuck D, George Clinton, Peter Frampton, Sister Sledge, Rick James's estate, Kenny Rogers and James Taylor are pending.