Eminem Wins iTunes Royalty Fight

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Popular rapper Eminem will be receiving a bigger share of the cash his songs earn through the iTunes Store now that the U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled he should get 50 percent of what Universal Music Group makes on his music download sales, according to Hip-Hop Wired. The case was file by F.T.B Productions, the company that kick started Eminem’s music career, over claims they should receive more than a 12 percent cut of his digital and ringtone sales.

The appeals ruling is good news for Eminem and F.T.B. Productions because they previously had been awarded only a 12 percent cut of iTunes Store sales.

The ruling could open the door for other musicians looking to get a bigger cut of music download sales from the iTunes Store and other online services. In some cases, record labels have tried to keep a larger percentage of earnings from music downloads for themselves, but now artists may try to use Eminem’s case as an example of what they want.

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Comments

John Molloy

This is the money earned from the record company, yes? He’s not getting a bigger cut from Apple? So his argument was to get more from UMG and not from Apple.

vpndev

Yes.

In fact the article referred to is entitled “Eminem Wins Royalties Appeal Against Aftermath/ Universal Music Group”

John

Yeah, and it might bite him in the rear end. My guess is that UMG will just stop selling it through any online service. He may get blackballed in the process.

vpndev

UMG and the others have been bilking artists for too many years. Lining their own pockets while the artists get next-to-nothing.

To stop selling an artist like Eminem makes about as much sense as suing your customers !!

Oh, wait ...

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