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Dr. Dre Suing Death Row Records For More Than $3 Million

Postby yoda you can call me » Feb 11th, '14, 00:52

http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.2 ... -3-million

Dr. Dre is suing Death Row Records for more than $3 million in unpaid royalties, according to Radar Online.

The producer says that he is owed $1,200,386.57 in unpaid artist-producer royalties, $1,179,913 from digital sales and $676,444.44 for unpaid mechanical royalties. The digital sales amount is based on a judge’s suggestion after Dr. Dre lost a 2010 trademark infringement suit, the story says.

The Beats by Dre executive also said that Death Row did not honor a bonus that would bump his royalty rate to 20 percent from 18 percent.

Dr. Dre released his solo album, 1992's The Chronic, while on Death Row Records. He also worked in various capacities on Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle, Tha Dogg Pound’s Dogg Food and Tupac’s All Eyez On Me while with the imprint.

Headed by Marion “Suge” Knight after Dr. Dre left the label in the mid-1990s, Death Row Records was taken over in 2006 by WIDEawake, which bills itself as WIDEawake Death Row Entertainment, according to its website.
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Re: Dr. Dre Suing Death Row Records For More Than $3 Million

Postby Francesco » Feb 11th, '14, 01:05

Good read Yoda... :y:
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Re: Dr. Dre Suing Death Row Records For More Than $3 Million

Postby HotDawg » Feb 11th, '14, 01:35

He needs more money
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Re: Dr. Dre Suing Death Row Records For More Than $3 Million

Postby Francesco » Feb 11th, '14, 15:03

HotDawg wrote:He needs more money


He could pretty much do incredibly well to the rest of his life after that Beats by Dre deal & could easily earn a lot more money in the meantime but if it's about that kinda money they owe him then he definitely gotta go for it... esp. since it's not a problem for him to get the right lawyers & all that.
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Re: Dr. Dre Suing Death Row Records For More Than $3 Million

Postby Shpongle » Feb 11th, '14, 15:53

HotDawg wrote:He needs more money

He got more money than he can spend already
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Re: Dr. Dre Suing Death Row Records For More Than $3 Million

Postby Francesco » Feb 11th, '14, 16:03

Royalty cases are usually simple too... the type of lawyers Dre could afford would know for sure if he should bother or not. The other thing is if it got to a point Death Row must to pay for royalties but can't Dre's gonna most likely get 100% of the rights for the songs/albums he's suing for.
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Re: Dr. Dre Suing Death Row Records For More Than $3 Million

Postby DetroitSkills » Feb 13th, '14, 10:23

is dr. dre that guy whos album got delayed for like 30 years?
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Re: Dr. Dre Suing Death Row Records For More Than $3 Million

Postby Francesco » Feb 16th, '14, 13:43

It'd be fucking great if Dre gets to legally own those albums... :worship:
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