Sister Sledge Hammers Warner Over Download Royalties

Law360, New York (February 3, 2012, 2:06 PM EST) -- Members of soul singing group Sister Sledge lodged a proposed breach of contract class action against Warner Music Group Corp. on Thursday, claiming the label routinely shortchanges artists on royalties for digital downloads of their music.

In a complaint filed in California federal court, group members Debra Sledge, Joan Sledge, Kathy Sledge Lightfoot and Kim Sledge Allen, along with singer and actress Ronee Blakley, claim Warner purposely miscalculated royalties owed to artists for digital downloads like MP3 files and ringtones by treating the downloads as sales...
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