SCOTUS Says No To Eminem Case

The U.S. Supreme Court refused March 21 to hear an appeal from Universal Music Group, which does not agree with a court decision in favor of Eminem’s former production company.

The case involves downloads of the rapper’s songs and ringtones. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said F.B.T. Productions’ contract entitled Em and his producers to a 50-50 split with UMG for recordings licensed to digital distributors such as iTunes.

The recording company paid F.B.T. and Eminem 12 percent of sales, the agreed-upon rate for physical albums.

The production company discovered Eminem in 1995 before he signed with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Records. UMG distributes those recordings.