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  1. Prince Royce Fires Back at Top Stop, Files Counterclaim Against Label (Update)

    October 25, 2012 7:14 PM EDT (Note: This story was updated with a quote from Top Stop's Sergio George who responded for our request for comment after press time.) After being sued by his label, indie Top Stop Music (TSM), for breach of contract and unjust enrichment last ...

  2. Prince Royce Sued by Top Stop for Breach of Contract

    September 18, 2012 7:45 PM EDT Rising bachata star Prince Royce, the most successful new Latin act in recent years, has been sued for breach of contract and unjust enrichment by his label and publishing company, indie Top Stop Music and Top Stop Music Publishing. The complaint, ...

  3. Supreme Court Rejects Universal Music Group's Appeal Of Eminem Royalty Case

    March 21, 2011 2:25 PM EDT The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear an appeal from Universal Music Group regarding how much it pays artists for digital music sales. UMG is appealing a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling from last year, which stated that the label ...

  4. Exclusive: Chief Copyright Royalty Judge James Sledge

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For my Billboard "Legal Matters" column this week (Oct. 20 issue), Chief Copyright Royalty Judge James Sledge met with me in his office on Capitol Hill for an exclusive interview to explain how the new Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) works ...

  5. Court Sides With Biz In Gokster Case

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Unanimous decision reverses Circuit Court opinion. The U.S. Supreme Court released a unanimous decision today in the MGM Studios vs. Grokster case in favor of the entertainment industry, reversing the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion. The co ...

  6. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. Congress has only about three weeks left to wrap up its entire legislative calendar. This includes top priorities such as deliberations on Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills Hea ...

  7. Manson Sues Label, Former Bandmate

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Suit seeks to halt sale of early recordings. Marilyn Manson (real name: Brian Warner) and bandmate Madonna Wayne Gacy (Stephen Bier) have filed suit against a former band member and a Florida record label. The suit claims that a release of old Man ...

  8. Manson Sues Label, Former Bandmate

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Suit seeks to halt sale of early recordings. Marilyn Manson (real name: Brian Warner) and bandmate Madonna Wayne Gacy (Stephen Bier) have filed suit against a former band member and a Florida record label. The suit claims that a release of old Man ...