Kanye West sues Universal Music Group for unpaid royalties for the 2010 song ‘Power’
A case has been filed against Music Corporation Universal Music Group (UMG) Connie West 2010 song “Power.” It is alleged that UMG was not paying the appropriate amount of royalties to the original owner of the song.
For his 2010 song “Power” Connie West Sample Of King Crimson Track “21st Century Seaside Man.” Now the versatile rock band is complaining that UMG is not paying the right amount of streaming royalties from their hit songs. It is known that the case has been said Connie West The sample was not licensed before “Power” was published on YouTube in 2010 Since then, the music video has received about 134 million views
Declan Colgan Music Limited (owner of mechanical rights and original version of “21st Century Schizoid Man”) UMG, the report said. KaniWith his production company, Rock the World, previously signed an agreement stating that the sample would receive a 5.33% royalty return for each copy of “Power” sold or “otherwise exploited” in exchange for the artist to provide a sample of the track.
The agreement further states that Declan Colgan Music Limited (DCM) will receive royalties on equal terms. Kani Has complained that UMG is paying them a percentage of the money they receive overall. The DCM formally filed the lawsuit in the UK’s highest court in March.
DCM claims that UMG,
“Failed, and failed, to comply with its royalty accounting obligations in a case of exploitation, such as empowerment. [r]Echoing to consumers through so-called ‘streaming’ services.
DCM doesn’t stop there. They are also adjusting to the licensing agreement and want to reflect the changes going forward. Instead of getting payouts per stream from streaming platforms like Spotify or Apple, DCM wants its streaming royalties to be equivalent to physical CD sales. At the time of the deal, the royalty for a streaming track was equivalent to one track on a physical CD. Now, the royalty per stream is less than the CD sales. In addition, DCM seeks to collect interest, including royalties they have missed.
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