EMI Hit With $2.9M Verdict Over 'Love Machine' Royalties

Law360, Los Angeles (March 27, 2014, 7:16 PM EDT) -- A California jury on Thursday awarded the writers of The Miracles' hit 1975 song "Love Machine" $2.9 million for their breach of contract and fraud claims against EMI Music Publishing, finding EMI intentionally ignored a co-publishing agreement and improperly withheld royalties, according to the songwriters' attorney.

David N. Tarlow of Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP, an attorney for Sound Oasis Productions LLC — a music publishing company representing the writers of the song — told Law360 on Thursday that his clients are “thrilled” with the result,...
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