.

EMI Sues Cash Money Over Lil Wayne Revenue

Major label seeks money connected to 'Tha Carter III'

March 20, 2012 8:40 AM ET
Lil Wayne performs at Austin Music Hall in Austin, Texas.
Lil Wayne performs at Austin Music Hall in Austin, Texas.
Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

EMI has filed a lawsuit against Cash Money Records over late payments for licensed music connected to Lil Wayne's hit album Tha Carter III. According to papers filed by the label group in the United States Federal Court in the Southern District of New York, the hip-hop label owes $392,940.93 of a larger debt that they had mostly paid off in February of 2010 with a $1.5 million payment. That payment came as the result of another lawsuit pursued by EMI in late 2009.

Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III is the only Cash Money release named in EMI's lawsuit. A representative for Cash Money told Billboard yesterday that the label "has been in contact with EMI and will be resolving this amicably."

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Try a Little Tenderness”

Otis Redding | 1966

This pop standard had been previously recorded by dozens of artists, including by Bing Crosby 33 years before Otis Redding, who usually wrote his own songs, cut it. It was actually Sam Cooke’s 1964 take, which Redding’s manager played for Otis, that inspired the initially reluctant singer to take on the song. Isaac Hayes, then working as Stax Records’ in-house producer, handled the arrangement, and Booker T. and the MG’s were the backing band. Redding’s soulful version begins quite slowly and tenderly itself before mounting into a rousing, almost religious “You’ve gotta hold her, squeeze her …” climax. “I did that damn song you told me to do,” Redding told his manager. “It’s a brand new song now.”

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com