Eminem’s publisher demands $2.2 million from Apple

By Emil · 7 replies
Oct 11, 2010
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  1. Eminem's people are determined to force Apple to hand over cash in settlement of the outstanding litigation over download sales of the rapper's music, according to The Detroit News. Less than a month after Apple and Aftermath Records lost an appeal case pertaining to the litigation, Eminem's music publisher (Ferndale-based Eight Mile Style LLC) has asked a US District Court judge in Detroit to enforce the settlement, which is a rather subs...

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  2. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Evangelist Posts: 553   +57

    Does anyone believe the artist actually cares that much about this? I personally doubt it.
  3. agreed, this is about music labels making their money. good, popular artists will always make money from tours and gigs. the days of the record labels are numbered.

    the myspace generation has taken control. with a decent pc and a keyboard you can make music at home and with a bit of social networking savvy you can make a name for yourself.
  4. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    People take getting ripped off pretty seriously. If you found out that someone took 3/4 profit from you for anything you wouldn't get upset?
  5. now, all of a sudden, apple fans hate Eminem.
  6. People get very confused about this issue and really have little understanding of the subject. So lets simplify the issue. A typical artist's share of sales with a record label is $1 or $2 per album. Releasing an album yourself can net you $6 to $8 for each unit. The "Industry" is seeing profits hemorrhage not to piracy or online retail but from many artist wanting the $6 to $8 from a $10 cd rather than the $1 to $2.
    In the past as an artist you had to have major label backing to have exposure to the audience and to produce 1 million copies of their music distribute it and collect revenue for the artist. The table has turned and the labels are no longer relied upon to help a new artist. Needless to say digital copies cost nothing to reproduce and distribute. Artist no longer see the company having to bear any cost for the artist so they demand more money. The bottom line is always money.
  7. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +113

    I love everybody's attitude toward this story. Apple steals 2.2 million from Eminem and its like "oh well" BUT if someone downloads 10 bucks worth of Eminem songs off the torrents, then people treat is as the end of days...unf**kinbelieveable
  8. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Evangelist Posts: 553   +57

    My point was more that the artist won't see the entire $2.2 million, which even if he did then because of his already vast wealth, I doubt this current loss is stopping him from doing much.
    But yes of course he would be upset as would his people. But when you already have so much, I know I wouldn't let it bother me for long.

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