recognizing Arthur C. Clarke’s third law

You think I give a damn about a Grammy?

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eminemMany millions of dollars are at stake in a lawsuit against Universal Music Group filed by Eminem’s music publisher, FBT Productions, which finally wended its way to a courtroom this week.

At the moment, legal digital music downloads fall under distribution agreements. That means the artist usually gets 30 percent or a little less. Eminem’s lawyers content that digital versions should be treated the same physical product and be covered under licensing agreements, which would give artists about 50 percent. (All percentages vary in direct proportion to the artist’s clout.)

Let’s remember that this is an industry that continued to levy a “packaging fee” of at least 15 percent of the sale price on digital downloads until enough lawyers complained. (Title lyric by Eminem.)


Written by chris

February 28, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Posted in copyright, music

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  1. Come on man! He is so rich!


    March 1, 2009 at 2:20 pm

  2. Just dropping by.Btw, your website has great content!


    March 2, 2009 at 11:39 pm

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