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Eminem's Side Wins Quiet Victory in Royalties Case; Artists, Check Your Contracts!

A quiet victory does not necessarily mean a small victory. And a royalties triumph for Eminem does not necessarily extend to other musicians -- or does it?

The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by Universal Music Group, upholding the Pasadena appellate court ruling that Eminem's former production company, F.B.T. Productions, is entitled to half of the profits from downloaded tracks and ring-tones distributed by Universal Music Group. Universal had paid F.B.T. 12 percent of sales.

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Leslie Minora