Gershwin Heirs Say Warner Owes Millions In Royalties

Law360, New York (January 14, 2013, 5:13 PM EST) -- The heirs of the late American composer George Gershwin on Friday accused two Warner Music Group publishing units in a New York court of allowing foreign affiliates and agents to extract exorbitant fees for the licensing of Gershwin works, diluting royalty payments by millions of dollars.

According to the complaint, WB Music Corp. and Warner/Chappell Music Inc. have failed to remit royalties for domestic and foreign rentals of Gershwin’s music and orchestrations as well as the worldwide licensing of ballets and concert grand rights, in breach...
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