- Apr 12, 2001
The Associated Press reports that Apple and Eight Mile Style, Eminem's music publisher, have settled a lawsuit over distribution of the artist's music via the iTunes Store.
The dispute had centered around Apple's contract with record label Aftermath Records for digital distribution of Eminem's work. Eight Mile Style claimed that Aftermath did not hold the rights for digital distribution and thus could not legally enter into an agreement with Apple regarding the material."The case was settled to the satisfaction of all parties," Eight Mile attorney Richard Busch said.
He said terms of the deal are confidential. The agreement was reached Thursday night after five days of trial in federal court here in the hip-hop star's hometown. A message seeking comment was left with Glenn Pomerantz, an attorney for Apple and Aftermath.
The parties had reportedly attempted to reach a settlement before the dispute went to court last week, but were unable to do so.
Article Link: Apple and Eminem's Publisher Settle Lawsuit Over iTunes Sales