Aaliyah at Center of Lawsuit for Song Rights
Even as she rests in peace, Aaliyah can’t seem to get a break when it comes to the way her music is being handled after her death.
A music publisher claims to own the rights to some of the ‘More Than a Woman’ creator’s songs, which are allegedly being sold without permission by a record company. Reservoir Media Management has filed a lawsuit against Craze Productions to halt further sales, TMZ reports.
In the suit, Reservoir accuses Craze of illegally selling songs from Aaliyah’s double-platinum albums ‘Aaliyah’ and ‘One in a Million’ on iTunes.
The New York City-based company is suing for money lost on the sales of the singer’s track and wants a judge to order Craze to discontinue the sale of her music.
Reservoir, which argues they acquired Aaliyah’s music rights in 2012, boasts “a multi-genre, hit-driven catalog,” according to their website. 50 Cent, 2 Chainz, Beyonce, Donna Summer, Justin Timberlake and Usher are just some of the artists whose songs they own rights to.
As a digital content company, Craze Productions specializes in “pushing music into the various digital domains,” which is stated on their website.
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