MI2N
Music Industry News Network
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25TH
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Label News (more headlines) 04-04-2012

Tower Of Power Sues Warner Music Group Corp. Over Digital Royalties

Bookmark and Share
The case arises out of the alleged failure of Warner Music to pay the full royalty rates to artists such as Tower of Power on revenue generated from the licensing of digital downloads and/or ringtones

Popular music stars Emilio Castillo and Stephen Kupka, collectively and professionally known as Tower of Power, by and through their attorneys at Audet‭ & ‬Partners, LLP, a San Francisco, California-based trial law firm, and the Law Offices of Lopez‭ & ‬Associates, have filed a class action complaint‭ (‬Case # 1531‭) ‬in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against Warner Music Group Corp. The case arises out of the alleged failure of Warner Music to pay the full royalty rates to artists such as Tower of Power on revenue generated from the licensing of digital downloads and/or ringtones.

"From the information we have received, it appears Warner Music has allegedly failed to pay Tower of Power and its other artists the amount owed on the licensing of songs for digital downloads and ringtones,"‬ stated Plaintiffs‭'‬ attorney Joshua C. Ezrin of Audet‭ & ‬Partners, LLP.‭ "Emilio and Stephen are bringing this action to ensure all artists are properly paid for their work.‭"‬

Tower of Power‭(or TOP for short) is an American R&B-based band, originating in Oakland, California, that has been performing for over 43 years. They are best known for their funky soul sound highlighted by a powerful horn section. Their biggest hits include‭"You're Still A Young Man",‭"So Very Hard To Go", "What Is Hip?", and‭ "Don't Change Horses‭(In the Middle of a Stream).‭"Emilio"‬Mimi" Castillo (born September 24, 1950, Detroit, Michigan)‬is a saxophone player and composer and is best known as the founder of the band. Stephen "Doc"‬Kupka‭ (a.k.a. "The Funky Doctor") (born 25 March c.1946, in Berkeley, California) ‬is a baritone saxophone player and composer, and is also a founding member of the band.

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

Back To The Roots EP 12"LP

Independent Artist Holds Top 10 Billboard Position At #8

Trump Helps Artist Finish Album

Summer In The City Gets A Little Hotter With Uptempo Pop Romp 'L.A. Nights' From Indie Singer/Songwriter/Producer Ayhan Sahin

MusicDish*China Acts Menage And Ooberfuse To Perform China's MTA Festival

Indie Orlando Artist Craymo Releases Pulse Benefit CD

Vancouver Artist Jordan Waller Announces Debut Single "This Feeling"



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Authors Against Music Piracy: Regional Court Munich Sentences Online Service Uploaded To Pay Damages
» Transform Your MIDI File Into An Acoustic Piano Track
» Seattle Digital Label CIN SEA Music Group Signs Distribution Deal With Affluent Records
» CMRRA Announces YouTube Licensing Agreement For Canada
» TuneIn Announces Partnership With Red Bull Music Academy
» BMG US Names Alex Flores Senior Vice President, Marketing, Commercials, Film & Television
» Bandtango Technology Empowers Broadcasters And Artists To Prevent Exploitation By Performance Rights Organizations
» Canadian Rock Band Menage "Lost In China" Tour
» Jade Alger Brings Mischief, Mystique And The Muse
» CES 2017 Music Contest: Open Call For All Musicians And Artists


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» First Tennessee Hires Andrew Kintz To Lead New Music Industry Banking Group
» Carsick Cars, Chui Wan, Alpine Decline Headline October Tour Of North America
» WANG WEN: Experimental Post-Rock Unit To Release Ninth Studio Album
» TMA Signs CCM Artist John Clark Blackwell To Management
» UK Festival Market Driven By "Super Fans"
» CES 2017 Music Contest: Open Call For All Musicians And Artists
» Victory Records Releases Statement On A Day To Remember Court Case
» Digital Domain Jointly Produces Chris Lee's First VR Music Video With Whaley VR And VS MEDIA
» Andy Ma Named As Warner Music Group's Chief Commercial Officer For Greater China
» Qixi Festival (Chinese Valentine's Day) Playlist
» MusicDish*China Acts Menage And Ooberfuse To Perform China's MTA Festival
» 7th Annual Future Music Forum & Sync Summit: Finding The Next Music Industry

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2015 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.