Rap Label Sugar Hill Targets UMG Over Royalties

Law360, New York (January 3, 2012, 10:21 PM EST) -- Two months after a New York judge tossed their royalties suit over a foreign rights contract against Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., hip-hop label Sugar Hill Records performers on Thursday launched another against Universal Music Group Inc., which acquired Sanctuary Records in 2007.

Joseph Robinson Jr., executor of the estate of Sugar Hill Records owner Sylvia Robinson, claims in the suit that U.K.-based Sanctuary failed to pay some royalties on the rights to exploit the works outside of North America, South America, the Caribbean and Japan, which...
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