Weird Al Yankovic Sues Sony
Parodist, Weird Al Yankovic is taking Sony Music Entertainment to court for $5 million in royalty disputes.
Yankovic is claiming that the label has not shared money from revenue from his YouTube hits, and Napster and Kazaa settlements.
Billoboard is reporting that Yankovic alleges that Sony took improper and duplicate recoupments resulting in underpayment of his royalties. Yankovice is also seeking 50% cut of net receipts from digital downloads of his music.
Ear Booker Enterprises, Yankocvic’s company, filed the lawsuit in Federal court in the Southern District of New York.
Base on last year’s Eminem case, which established a precedent that downloads count as a license, meaning that many artists signed to major labels before the early 2000s are entitled to 50 percent of net receipts on those sales, Weird Al’s suit will likely hold up.
- You Are Never Going To Believe Who Sang Backup On “Four Five Seconds”
- Sadly, Burger King Cologne Is Not An April Fools Joke.
- BREAKING: Avril Lavigne Reveals Disease Diagnosis
- Does List Of States With “Highest” Residents Include Texas?
- Girl’s April Fools Joke On Boyfriend Fails In Epic Fashion – On Twitter.
- VIDEO: Physics Teacher Gets Hit In The Nuts With An Ax
- Which ‘Walking Dead’ Character Has the Most Kills?
- Brandi Glanville Flips Out On Her Boss!
- New Study Shows The Cheapest Day To Buy Flights
- Did You Know Glow-In-The-Dark Tampons Can Track Pollution?