my name is http://michiganradio.org en U.S. Supreme Court declines to take up Emimem case http://michiganradio.org/post/us-supreme-court-declines-take-emimem-case <p><span lang="EN">Its all about ringtones.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p><p><span lang="EN">The Associated Press reports the U.S Supreme Court won&#39;t get involved in a </span><span lang="EN">fight between Eminem&#39;s former production company and Universal </span><span lang="EN">Music Group over downloads of the rapper&#39;s songs and ringtones. </span></p><p><em><span lang="EN">The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from </span><span lang="EN">Universal Music Group. </span><span lang="EN">The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said F.B.T. Productions </span><span lang="EN">LLC&#39;s contract entitled Eminem and his producers to a 50-50 split </span><span lang="EN">with Universal for recordings licensed to digital distributors such </span><span lang="EN">as Apple Inc.&#39;s iTunes. </span></em></p><p><em><span lang="EN">The record label had paid F.B.T. and Eminem 12 percent of sales, </span><span lang="EN">the agreed-upon rate for physical albums. </span><span lang="EN">F.B.T. discovered Eminem in 1995 before he signed in 1998 with </span><span lang="EN">Dr. Dre&#39;s Aftermath Records. Universal&#39;s Interscope Records </span><span lang="EN">distributes Aftermath recordings. </span><span lang="EN">The case is Aftermath Records v. F.B.T. Productions, LLC, </span><span lang="EN">10-768.</span></em> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 16:27:49 +0000 Steve Carmody 1727 at http://michiganradio.org U.S. Supreme Court declines to take up Emimem case