Ghostface Killah Sues UMG Over Wu-Tang Clan Royalties

Law360, New York (August 10, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT) -- Wu-Tang Clan member Dennis Coles, better known as Ghostface Killah, sued Universal Music Group Inc. in New York state court Wednesday for allegedly violating a contract by collecting double the royalties off the rap group's songs.

Coles alleges the music company has asserted it owns 50 percent of the interest in the copyrights for the Wu-Tang songs, but according to a New York appeals court's February decision, Universal only has a 25 percent stake. Universal should be collecting 12.5 percent of the total income collected, not...
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