Royalties

Who would have beef with The Roots? The Roots are being sued by an ex-drummer for royalties and “false advertising.” The drummer, Frank “Knuckles” Walker, was with the band from 2002 and was let go this May. Since then, TMZ reports that Walker accuses the band still promoting gigs using his image as if he […]

The long-standing lawsuit for the sample clearance of Jay Z’s “Big Pimpin” is moving forward now that a trial date has been set for Oct.…

Uh oh! Another big hit record has an artist paying up. Looks like Uncle Charlie and the crew are about to get their coins! According to BET.com, there are now five new names added to the six already occupying space on the writing credits for “Uptown Funk,” Billboard reports. RCA Records gave the Gap Band writing recognition following a claim […]

*Is the verdict from the “Blurred Lines” case having an affect on royalties from the hit Mark Ronson song “Uptown Funk!?” This looks to be…

Legendary funkmeister extraordinaire Sly Stone (pictured left), the former front man of the iconic ’60s/’70s group Sly and the Family Stone (pictured), has struck it rich, after…

  The dispute between Smith’s smash 2014 hit and Petty’s 1989 hit “I Won’t Back Down” was settled last year regarding the payments.   UPDATE:…