Universal Settles Royalty Row Over Rihanna, Bieber Songs

Law360, New York (July 30, 2013, 1:49 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Friday approved an agreement releasing Universal Music's UMG Recordings Inc. from copyright infringement claims lodged by a music production company looking to collect royalties for songs recorded by Universal artists like Rihanna and Justin Bieber.

U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan signed off on a stipulation to dismiss UMG from a suit brought by Wall Street Entertainment LLC, a music publisher and producer that — through a contract with two songwriters — holds the rights to collect copyright royalties on...
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