Articles Tagged: Royalties

Spotify Sued For Unpaid Royalties In $150 Million Class Action Lawsuit

December 30th, 2015 | By

This comes just as the streaming service was negotiating back payment of artists with the National Music Publishers Association.

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Leaked Contract Shows Surprising Apple Music Royalties Numbers

June 13th, 2015 | By

A leaked contract shows that artists are slated to be paid nothing during Apple Music’s first three-month free trial period.

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Lil Wayne Signs With Royalties Collection Company

June 9th, 2015 | By

Lil Wayne signs with Kobalt, a royalty collections company, in the midst of his reported split with YMCMB and Birdman.

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Lil Wayne Sued Over Alleged Unpaid Royalties

May 8th, 2010 | By

Incarcerated rapper LIL WAYNE is facing further legal action – the producer behind his 2007 hit A MILLI is suing the rapper over alleged unpaid royalties.

Producer Bangladesh, real name Shondrae Crawford, alleges he is owed $500,000 (£333,333) by Wayne’s record label Cash Money – and he’s adamant the only way he will get what he is reportedly owed is by taking legal action.

Speaking to, Crawford says, “Cash Money don’t pay royalties. (Wayne’s 2008 album) Tha Carter III (is) his biggest album probably because of A Milli. You have to sue these guys so that they pay up…

“All the money from album sales goes to Cash Money. I get cheques from Sony for Beyonce, checks from different labels for different artists, it just comes to you. You don’t have to call them, sue them and all that junk. This is what you’re owed.”

Wayne is currently also facing legal action from Pennsylvania-based rapper/musician Dirahn Gilliams over his Lollipop track – the rapper claims Wayne used his song Grindin’ Like A Goon, which was distributed to record industry executives in 2007, for inspiration for the Grammy-winning single.

Producer Jim Jonsin is also suing Wayne, alleging he has yet to receive any royalty payments for his work on Lollipop, while producer Darius ‘Deezle’ Harrison has also filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit over royalties from Wayne’s track, Mrs. Officer.

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