Label Sues Universal For A Cut Of Fatboy Slim Royalties

Law360, New York (December 7, 2011, 11:06 PM EST) -- New York label Strictly Rhythm Records Inc. sued a Universal Music Group unit Wednesday demanding a cut of the royalties from a Fatboy Slim song in a contract dispute over whether the label retains interest in the hip-hop track.

Strictly Rhythm, a record company and music publisher specializing in house music, seeks declaratory judgment that it owns a 20 percent undivided interest in the song “Ya Mama,” released in 2000, after a drawn-out battle over music sampling resulted in a dispute over who actually owns the...
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