UMG Wants Ex-Eminem Producers' Hands Off Royalties

Law360, Los Angeles (October 11, 2011, 9:40 PM EDT) -- UMG Recordings Inc. squared off in federal court Tuesday with Eminem's former production company over royalty rates for digital downloads of the rapper's songs, arguing that several of his albums were side projects not covered by a decades-old licensing agreement.

The hearing was the latest battle in UMG and F.B.T. Productions LLC's ongoing dispute over royalties generated by the sale of the prolific rapper's music on iTunes. In 2010, the Ninth Circuit said F.B.T. was entitled to a 50 percent royalty if UMG licensed an Eminem...
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