EMI Targeted In Singer's Digital Royalty Rates Suit

Law360, New York (April 2, 2012, 4:58 PM EDT) -- The lead singer of the New Wave band The Motels on Friday slapped EMI Group Ltd. with a putative contracts class action, saying the record company didn't properly compensate musicians for licensing royalties from digital content providers like Apple Inc.’s iTunes.

Named plaintiff Martha Davis claims EMI has violated its contracts with recording artists and music producers by paying them an incorrect royalty rate for music sold to digital content providers, digital streaming services and ringtone providers, saying the rate should be based on licensing agreements...
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