Richard Busch

  1. Sony Music Responds to Brad Paisley's $10 Million Royalties Suit

    May 15, 2014 3:17 PM EDT Sony Music has responded in kind to new filings from Brad Paisley's long-running royalty lawsuit against the label. The company filed a brief in opposition to Paisley's recent motion to allow additions to his complaint against the compan ...

  2. Brad Paisley's Royalty Suit Against Sony May Transition Into a Digital Battle

    May 05, 2014 3:05 PM EDT Sony Music's royalty and accounting departments are under fire again, this time with country superstar Brad Paisley. Brad Paisley is claiming the company misreported or improperly withheld $10 million from him. But with a new lawyer on the ca ...

  3. Counting Crows Latest to Go to Court Over Digital Royalties

    January 14, 2014 9:07 PM EST On Tuesday, the Counting Crows filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group, becoming the latest musicians to allege they've been cheated out of digital income. The California band believes that UMG should be treating downloads of hits like ...

  4. Madonna and Music Producer Win 'Vogue' Sampling Lawsuit

    November 18, 2013 7:51 PM EST A lawsuit claiming that Madonna and producer Robert "Shep" Pettibone illegally sampled a tune on her 1990 international hit "Vogue," has been resolved with a ruling favor of the defendants. The original lawsuit was filed in J ...

  5. UMG Settles With FBT Productions in Landmark Eminem Digital Revenues Lawsuit

    October 30, 2012 4:37 PM EDT Digital income. It's a topic that continues to cause fits in the music industry, and if there's one big moment when record companies probably realized that a new day had dawned in their business, it was September 3, 2010, the day the 9th ...

  6. REO Speedwagon, Boz Scaggs Latest To Sue Sony Music Over Digital Downloads

    September 24, 2012 3:06 PM EDT Sony Music has been hit with more litigation over the way artists are compensated whenever consumers buy songs on iTunes and other digital outlets. Late last week, separate lawsuits were filed in New York federal court by REO Speedwagon and Willia ...

  7. James Taylor Suing Warner Bros. Records For $2 Million Over Digital Revenue

    September 14, 2012 2:03 PM EDT Add James Taylor to the list of musicians suing record labels over royalties from iTunes and other digital outlets. The famed singer/songwriter filed a complaint against Warner Bros. Records on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming appro ...

  8. Judge Blasts Universal in Key Eminem Royalties Case Ruling

    June 28, 2012 7:15 AM EDT Universal Music has just been handed an epic smackdown by the California judge presiding over a battle with producers of many hit Eminem recordings. In a decision that is sure to have tongues wagging throughout the music industry, the judge sugges ...

  9. Business Matters: Songza Takes a Bite Out of Pandora

    June 13, 2012 9:06 PM EDT Songza Takes a Bite Out of Pandora -- An upstart Internet radio company has caused Pandora Media, the leading Internet radio service, to drop 11.2% over the last two trading days and shed $208 million of market value. If you haven't heard of ...

  10. 'Weird Al' Yankovic Suing Sony Music For $5 million

    March 30, 2012 8:27 PM EDT "Weird Al" Yankovic, through his company Ear Booker Enterprises, is suing Sony Music Entertainment for $5 million. The complaint alleges that Sony Music took improper and duplicate recoupments, which resulted in royalty under payments. I ...

  11. Billboard Power 100: Richard Busch

    January 26, 2012 11:15 PM EST No. 93 Richard Busch Partner King & Ballow Twitter: @KingBallow Disruptive Force Fit for Royalty... Attorney Richard Busch continues to give the majors conniptions. In a now celebrated case, Busch's client F.B.T. Productions, Eminem' ...

  12. Billboard Power 100: A Letter From the Editor

    January 26, 2012 7:50 PM EST Welcome to the Power 100, or as I like to call it, the issue that will make one person love us and everyone else stop taking our calls. In a certain relief, that might be a good thing: Here at Billboard, the phones haven't stopped ringing, as ...

  13. Peter Frampton Sues Universal Music's A&M Records Over Digital Royalties

    December 28, 2011 12:00 PM EST Peter Frampton has sued Universal Music Group-owned A&M Records for unpaid digital royalties, according to numerous reports . The suit alleges breach of contract and unfair competition and seeks compensatory damages. At the center of the lawsu ...

  14. Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me': Do The Bellamy Brothers Have An Infringement Case?

    March 04, 2011 5:53 PM EST The Bellamy Brothers appear to be facing an uphill battle in their infringement claim against the songwriters of Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me," according to copyright experts. The Bellamys turned to press outlets in January t ...

  15. Eminem's Publisher, Apple Settle Dispute

    October 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc. and the music publisher for Eminem have settled a lawsuit over the digital downloading rights to many of the Detroit rapper's songs. Eight Mile Style attorney Richard Busch said Friday that the deal was reached late Thursday. He de ...

  16. Bridgeport Wins Verdict Against UMG

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST A federal court jury in Nashville today (Feb. 13) found UMG Recordings and Universal Music Group liable for copyright infringement, awarding $88,980 in damages to music publishers Bridgeport Music and Southfield Music. The jury found that Public A ...