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Link: Eminem sues Apple for iTunes sales
Posted on MacBytes.com
Approved by Mudbug
translation: greed. <- shocker. the music industry is full of arguments over who is owed what.Music industry observers believe more such litigation will emerge in future, as artists and composers fight to take a bigger slice of the money earned by music downloads.
One unresolved matter is that of whether a record label also has the rights to authorize music downloads or whether such rights belong to music publishers.
Yes it was aired. I had seen it several times.Eminem's management previously sued Apple in 2004 over the use of Eminem song Lose Yourself in an iTunes TV ad. The ad was never actually aired.
Apple sells individual songs for 99 cents and gives 70 cents back to the recording label (in this case, Universal). Out of that $.70, Universal pays about 9.1 cents to the music publisher. Eminem's music publisher states that they have never authorized Universal to allow the downloads and have demanded that Apple cease and desist online distribution of their music. Apple has reportedly refused.A "burning issue" in the music industry today is whether the rights record labels hold to sell a recording artist's CDs include the rights to authorize music downloads, or whether further permission is needed from the music publishers who hold the copyrights to the lyrics and sheet music.
Are you thinking of the one Eminem is actually in or the one that just featured the song "Lose Yourself"? I know I've seen both but I'm not sure if the one in question was aired on television or if I just saw it online.I thought this was odd though:
Yes it was aired. I had seen it several times.
ummmm, so they're suing Apple why? take it up w/ your label and shut the f%$# up, eminem. at least someone is buying your music....the main issue appears to be a contractual one, questioning the right of record labels to also sell recording artist's music digitally as well as on CD.
Well, looks like they demanded Apple stop selling his music and they said no. So lawsuit is the next step I guess.
Um... he's not, read the title... His Record label is trying to get around the original contract with the publisher. The contract probably had no "digital" reference in it, as emininem came out before mp3s really became main stream, and WAAAAY before iTunes was even thought of.
Uh, if he wins this then he gets to keep ALL the online sales money instead of sharing it with the label.I don't understand this.
"Hi, we're going to give you lots of money to sell your product in shop A and B instead of just shop B."
"Sorry, what now?"