Eminem's Music Publisher Reaches Legal Settlement With Apple


Eight Mile Style, the music publisher for hip-hop star Eminem, on Thursday night reached a settlement with Apple in the lawsuit it brought against the company earlier this year. Eight Mile Style attorney Howard Hertz told the Detroit Free Press that the settlement was to the "mutual satisfaction of both sides." Terms were not disclosed.

Eight Mile Style brought the lawsuit against Apple and record company Aftermath Records, which was founded by fellow rapper Dr. Dre, because it claimed neither had the rights to digital versions of Eminem's music. Eight Mile Style claimed that Aftermath did not have the legal authority to license the music to Apple. It also said that Apple earned US$2.58 million from the sale of Eminem songs on iTunes.