Sony Hit With Royalties Suit Over Robert Johnson Songs

Law360, New York (October 10, 2013, 8:54 PM EDT) -- CC Music license holding company Delta Haze Corp. is demanding royalty payments from Sony Music Entertainment Corp., telling a California state court Tuesday that the record label is reneging on its promise to pay 16 percent on all sales of Robert Johnson’s songs.

Nevada-based Delta Haze acquired the rights to the deceased blues musician’s records and entered into a contract with CBS Records Inc., a Sony subsidiary, nearly 25 years ago to license Johnson’s music and iconic photos of the singer for a 16 percent royalty...
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