Sony Can't Silence Toto's Digital Royalties Suit

Law360, New York (April 24, 2012, 12:15 PM EDT) -- Sony Music Entertainment lost a bid Monday to toss allegations by rock band Toto that the label failed to pay proper royalties on sales of the group's digital recordings.

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan refused to dismiss Toto's lawsuit, which claims an audit revealed Sony had shortchanged the band by applying an improper royalty rate to hit songs like “Africa” sold through Apple Inc.'s iTunes and other downloading services.

Toto says its records were leased to online vendors and that a special 50 percent rate applies...
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