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.

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