UMG Denies Miscalculating Artists' Digital Royalties

Law360, New York (May 22, 2012, 6:53 PM EDT) -- UMG Recordings Inc. on Monday rejected class action claims by the Temptations and other artists that the label had purposely miscalculated royalty payments, saying its refusal to pay higher royalties on digital downloads was a reasonable and lawful business decision.

UMG denied allegations brought by Temptations group members in a consolidated class action that includes other artists such Rob Zombie, Chuck D and the estate of Rick James. The suit claims that the label had failed to pay artists all the royalties they were owed by...
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