EMI Owes Writers $2M For 'Love Machine' Royalties, Jury Told

Law360, Los Angeles (March 24, 2014, 8:42 PM EDT) -- Sound Oasis Productions LLC, a music publishing company representing the writers of The Miracles' hit song “Love Machine,” told a California jury Monday that EMI Music Publishing has intentionally ignored a co-publishing agreement and improperly withheld $1.98 million in royalties on the song since 1999.

David N. Tarlow of Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP, an attorney for Sound Oasis, told the jury in Los Angeles that EMI, which has administered since 1997 a partial share of the “Love Machine” rights for Motown Record Corp.'s publishing wing...
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