Update: Eminem, Apple Trial Begins Today
After failing to a settle a dispute with Apple Inc. in a conference held yesterday (September 23), Eminem’s music publisher Eight Mile Style LLC will go to court against the computer giant, the Associated Press reports.
Eminem’s company claims that Apple has been illegally selling more than 90 of Em’s songs on iTunes without permission or payment. Apple maintains that they not only received permission but have paid out a substantial amount of royalties.
The problem is that Apple believes their agreement with Aftermath Records, which has control of Eminem sound recordings, is valid. However, Em’s music publisher maintains that Aftermath, whom they are suing as well, had no right to enter into agreement with Apple.
The trial began this morning (September 24) in Detroit. –Brooklyne Gipson