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  • Tame Impala Reportedly Missing Around $1 Million In Royalties
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    Tame Impala Reportedly Missing Around $1 Million In Royalties

    The unpaid Tame Impala royalties saga involving Modular Recordings and its co-owner Universal Music Australia continues, with new allegations that Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker may be around $1 million out of pocket. Modular and Universal were first called to the US Federal Court over unpaid Tame Impala royalties worth at least USD$450,000 (AUD$588,150), but

  • Universal Music Allege Modular Founder “Wrongfully Retained” Money
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    Universal Music Allege Modular Founder “Wrongfully Retained” Money

    After releasing a statement yesterday claiming that the unpaid Tame Impala royalties lawsuit against it is “baseless”, Universal Music Australia has alleged that Modular Recordings founder Steve Pavlovic has retained money from a Modular act. As The Australian reports, during NSW Supreme Court proceedings against its former business partner Mr Pavlovic, Universal Music Australia said

  • Aussie Indie Record Label Sued For Allegedly Ripping Off Tame Impala
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    Aussie Indie Record Label Sued For Allegedly Ripping Off Tame Impala

    Aussie hipster record label Modular and its co-owner, Universal Music, are being taken to court for not paying their royalty bills. Specifically, the label’s founder Steve “Pav” Pavlovic is being sued for allegedly ripping off homegrown psych rockers Tame Impala, to the tune of more than 500 large. As News Corp reports, German entertainment behemoth

  • Iconic Metal Label Sanctuary Sold To BMG
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    Iconic Metal Label Sanctuary Sold To BMG

    Universal Music Group has sold subsidiary Sanctuary Records to BMG Rights Management. Heavily linked to Iron Maiden, Sanctuary is also home to records by metal titans Megadeth and Black Sabbath along with various popular acts including Elton John, Pet Shop Boys and Blondie. Sanctuary Records was founded in 1979 by Iron Maiden’s then-managers Rod Smallwood

  • Google Removes Almost 10 Million Links Following Pressure From RIAA
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    Google Removes Almost 10 Million Links Following Pressure From RIAA

    A recent move by the menacing Record Industry Association of America has once again brought copyright laws to the forefront of public debate. Google has bucked under the pressure of the RIAA and has since removed almost 10 million links deemed in violation of copyright in the latest battle between the two companies. The 9,986,936

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