Baby & Cash Money Records Sued for Copyright Infringement
Bryan “Baby” Williams, co-founder of Cash Money Records, is being sued by a number of music publishing firms for allegedly infringing on their copyrighted material. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the suit was filed on October 29 in U.S. District Court in New Orleans on behalf of WB Music Corp., Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., Cotillion Music Inc., Noontime Tunes and W.B.M. Music Corp. The complaint claims that albums from Baby, Lil Wayne, the Big Tymers and other Cash Money artists contained copyrighted material that was used without licensing agreements; and that Cash Money failed to pay royalties to the companies named. The suit does not list any of the actual song titles. The suit states that Cash Money made a single payment of $400,000, but failed to perform “appropriate accounting” to the companies in order for them to determine how much more money they were owed. Lawyers for the plaintiffs attempted to serve Baby with a copy of the lawsuit at the Cash Money offices in New Orleans on December 3, but the company no longer operates out of that location. The suit seeks an unspecified amount of damages, plus interest and attorney fees.