Record Producer Loses Royalty Row Over Madonna's 'Vogue'

By Taylor Arluck (March 22, 2018, 6:02 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday tossed music producer Shep Pettibone's breach of contract suit alleging WB Music Corp. owed him more than $500,000 in royalties it withheld to cover copyright litigation over Madonna's "Vogue," finding that their underlying contract required him to indemnify the music company for the suit.

U.S. District Judge Richard J. Sullivan granted WB Music's motion to dismiss with prejudice Pettibone's suit seeking royalties the music company withheld from him while it fought off a copyright infringement suit in which music company VMG Salsoul LLC accused the producer of incorporating without permission portions of another song...

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