Kenny Rogers Roasts Capitol Records Over Digital Royalties

Law360, New York (February 14, 2012, 6:10 PM EST) -- Country music star Kenny Rogers sued Capitol Records LLC on Monday in Tennessee federal court, claiming the label is in breach of contract for failing to pay him full royalties for digital music downloads and ringtones.

Rogers says the label intentionally underpaid by him by more than $400,000 for so-called nondisc recordings sold by the company or licensed to third parties like Apple's iTunes and Verizon Wireless, exploiting him and other musicians in order to benefit from the recent surge in digital music.

Under the royalty...
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