Funk Songwriter Pops EMI With $1.4M Royalties Suit

Law360, New York (November 3, 2011, 2:34 PM EDT) -- A co-writer of the hit songs "Boy You Know Just What I'm After" and "Pop That Thang" lodged a $1.4 million breach of contract and copyright infringement suit against EMI Music Publishing on Monday in New York, claiming the label wrongly withheld royalty payments.

Songwriter Herman Kelley accused defendants EMI, Bob Reno Music and Triple Three Music Inc. of breaching royalty and copyright agreements in an attempt to allegedly swindle him out of royalty profits for the two 1970s funk songs.

“Plaintiff ... has suffered painful,...
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Case Title

Kelley v. EMI Music Publishing et al


Case Number

1:11-cv-07781

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other

Judge

Katherine B. Forrest

Date Filed

October 30, 2011

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