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T. D.

Back in 2004/2005 and some even a little later, we were able to get the labels to say explicitly that digital distribution should be considered licenses and paid accordingly. A handful of artists are very happy right now.

Unfortunately, the labels caught on and started to say outright that digital is paid at the album rate (though at least they're willing to say it's at the top-line price and even digital singles are paid at the album rate).

Lee Jarvis

Interesting to see how this one turns out... Royalty rates and 'traditional' artist contracts need to be seriously re-aligned in the digital world.

Ronald Ho

Could this article have any more spelling errors? I guess this is the future of journalism.


The irony of Jimmy Iovine sued by an artist in court for higher royalties....That's the guy who helped Tom Petty hide his masters from MCA BITD when Tom was brave enough to step out!!!

Jimmy...come back to us man...what happened to you? You joined the dark side.....there is still good in you I can feel it. Let go of your hate!

brendan b brown

PS...Thank you Mr. Mathers

Bruce Houghton

Ronald. Thanks for the heads up. I correct the two spelling errors.

I'm curious if anyone knows about other similar lawsuits? I think the Allman Bros. are making a similar claim.


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