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  1. Peermusic, Bug, Warner, Others Win $6.6 Million in LiveUniverse Lyrics Lawsuit

    October 11, 2012 4:51 PM EDT Michael Jackson once sang, "You can't win / You can't break even/ And you can't get out of the game." With that in mind, a group of music publishers including Peermusic, Bug Music and Warner Chappell Music has won $6.6 mil ...

  2. Phil Spector Murder Case Set for Appeals Arguments

    April 12, 2011 7:10 AM EDT While legendary music producer Phil Spector sits in prison, his lawyers are poised to urge an appellate court to throw out his second-degree murder conviction and grant a new trial on grounds of judicial error and prosecutorial misconduct. Oral ar ...

  3. Bret Michaels Sues Concert Promoter For $5 Million

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks ago, Bret Michaels showed up in Syracuse, N.Y., to perform a concert. He arrived at the venue only to find that the gig had been postponed without his knowledge. The rocker and "Celebrity Apprentice" winner, fuming from the inc ...

  4. LAPD: Michael Jackson's Drug History To Be Probed

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Detectives investigating the death of Michael Jackson are looking at his prescription drug history and trying to talk with his numerous former doctors, the Los Angeles police chief said. Chief William Bratton told CNN that police are waiting for t ...

  5. Clear Channel: "Allegations Will Be Fully Investigated"

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reiterates strict policies against payola. Apart from Clear Channel, the response from most radio groups that had been subpoenaed in the payola investigation by the New York State Attorney General was a resounding "no comment." "We ...

  6. Group Owners Mum On Sony BMG Settlement

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Radio groups: 'no comment.' The response today from radio groups that had been subpoenaed in the payola investigation by the New York State Attorney General was a resounding "no comment." This morning (July 25), BillboardRadioM ...

  7. NY AG Launches Inquiry Into Hot 97 'Smackfest'

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The New York State Attorney General's office has launched an official inquiry into the legality of Emmis-owned radio station Hot 97's recent promotion, "Smackfest." NEW YORK -- The New York State Attorney General's office ...

  8. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl NEW YORK -- Songwriter Giuseppe &quo ...

  9. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withhold ...

  10. Songwriter Slaps EMI Pub With Suit

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" ...

  11. Songwriter Slaps EMI Pub With Suit

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Action claims company withheld royalties. Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out ...

  12. Labels Agree To $50 Million Payout

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/legal_management/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000502226">As expected</A>, the five major labels and the Harry Fox Agency have entered into a se As expected , the five m ...

  13. Update: Labels Agree To $50 Million Payout

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/legal_management/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000502226">As expected</A>, the five major labels and the Harry Fox Agency have entered into a se As expected , the five m ...