EMI sampling claim swiftly settled

April 2012

Record Labels

We are going to report on an action brought by EMI against Universal’s affiliate Cash Money Records. After EMI filed court papers saying Cash Money owed it $491,000 in royalties relating to samples used on releases from the hip hop imprint. However, it now seems that claim related to an earlier legal squabble over samples that appeared on Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter III’ album but whatever they were – cash Money took the hint with both parties issuing a joint statement to Billboard late last week reading: “Cash Money Records and EMI Music Publishing have amicably settled EMI’s recent lawsuit and their financial disputes on various record releases. The companies look forward to working together on future projects”.

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