Widow Wins Copyright Battle

A federal judge has ruled the widow of Roger Miller is entitled to nearly $900,000 in royalties from the singer’s 1964 hits including “King of the Road” and “Dang Me” after a lengthy legal battle.

Mary Miller and Roger Miller Music sued Sony/ATV Publishing in 2004 claiming copyrights to Miller’s 1958-64 material, which had expired.

While a district court originally ruled in favor of Sony, an appellate court later found Miller held the rights to the 1964 songs.