Eminem Has Yet To Cash In From UMG Lawsuit

Much has been made of Eminem’s former production company FBT Productions and how their groundbreaking lawsuit against the Universal Music Group changed a key distinction of how digital sales are tallied. Arguing that digital sales should be considered a license and not a simple sale – which would change the smaller royalty payout to a 50 percent licensing fee – the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco awarded FBT a victory against the major label in 2009. An appeal by UMG raised in the Supreme Court was rendered unsuccessful last March and the appeals court ruling was upheld. But while millions of dollars could have been due to Eminem, a key point of the lawsuit cannot be overlooked. Read more…

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