Producer Sues Akon For Unpaid Royalties

Akon is now being sued by producer Leland Clopton. He claims that Akon’s Konvict Entertainment, has been hiding stats from him to avoid paying him what they owe him.

Jay-Z And TIDAL Slammed With Lawsuit For Not Paying Royalties

Just days after reports surfaced that Samsung is in talks to purchase and take over Jay-Z’s music streaming service TIDAL, the company has been slammed with a $5 million lawsuit for allegedly not paying out royalties to artists.

A Tribe Called Quest Reveals Lou Reed Received All The Royalties For “Can I Kick It?”

Phife Dawg, of the legendary hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, recently had a sit down with Rolling Stone and revealed that the group “didn’t get nothing” after the release of their most popular song “Can I Kick It?.” According to Phife Dawg, due to their heavy sampling of Lou Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side” which their record label Jive never had cleared, all the royalties to the song went straight to Lou Reed. Read more below.

Mobb Deep’s Label Is Robbing One Of Its Members Of 50% Of His Solo Royalties

A 1995 deal with Universal Music, formerly BMG, has Mobb Deep’s Prodigy filing court papers as he is owed almost $60K in royalties. The “Power Rap” rapper says that the label is snatching 50% of his solo royalties from projects outside of the group. Find out more after the jump.

Sisqo Files Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Over ‘Thong Song’ Royalties

Fallen star Sisqo’s record ‘Thong Song’ was a hit over 16 years ago, off his album Unleash the Dragon. However, according to Sisqo he’s still waiting to see the money he earned for the royalties for the record.Now, the artist has filed a $3.6 million dollar lawsuit against the company he hired to collect the royalties. Hit the jump for more.

Dr. Dre Plans To Donate All New Album Royalties To Build A Preforming Arts Center In Compton

The anticipation surrounding the release of Dr. Dre’s Compton album has been building for quite some time now. The album is set to stream uncensored tonight at 6PM PST on Apple Music, before it’s available for purchase on iTunes. Today, Dr. Dre called into Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio show to talk about the project before it drops, and he revealed quite a few interesting things including, the process and hard work behind the scenes, as well as his plans for the album royalties. Hit the jump for more.

(Photos) Universal Music Group Coughs Up 11.5M to Artists for Digital Royalties

The era of the online purchase, digital download, and streaming service definitely threw the music business for a loop and looks like there’s still hiccups in the system. Now Universal Music Group Coughs Up 11.5M to Artists for Digital Royalties Dispute and will forever change the royalty structure for artists from now on. How the money’s getting split and who else was behind the lawsuit besides Hip Hop’s own Chuck D is one thing, but exactly what changes???

Cash Money Sued AGAIN For Unpaid Production Royalties?!

  A production company by the name of OFM, claiming that they are responsible for 8 tracks on Jay Sean’s 2009 album said it’s time for Cash Money to cough it up! Although Jay Sean is no longer with Cash Money Records as of recently, the label still owes the Orange Factory Music Company for royalty payments for the successful work done on the “All Or Nothing” album. The music company obtained a check for $211,000, but are seaking a whopping $1 million for the back up in royalties!

Legal Issues: Jas Prince Says That Young Money Owes Him MILLIONS Of Drake’s Royalties!

Boy-oh-boy, it wouldn’t be a day in entertainment news without a lawsuit. This go ’round involves Cash Money and producer Jas Prince, former fiancé to Christina Milian. Lil Wayne’s record label is blasting Christian Milian’s ex-fiance Jas Prince, saying his claim that he is owed $4 million dollars from Drake’s royalties is nonsense and they don’t owe him any money — exclusively reports. Earlier this year, Jas Prince filed a federal lawsuit against Cash Money Records claiming that they had owed him $4 million from the royalties accumulated thanks to Drake. Well, Cash Money is not having none of that IOU talk – the label says that they don’t owe a thing. Hit the jump for the details.

Another Law Suit After The Announcement Apple/Beats Deal

They’re coming out of the wood work now, especially after bolstering of the ‘1st Hip Hop Billionaire’, and word that Dre and Jimmy may be Apple execs, law suits are being filed!

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