Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Eminem Sues Universal

via. HipHopUpdate.

TheWrap has learned that a two-year-old lawsuit by the rapper is set to go to trial Tuesday and could impact a vast number of musical artists and the most popular form of music consumption -- the digital download over iTunes.

F.B.T. Productions, the rapper's publishing company, is going to court on Tuesday against Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s largest music company.

A jury was seated Friday, with a star-studded witness list, starting with Jimmy Iovine, a founder of UMG and its distribution label, Interscope Records, and its subsidiary, Aftermath Entertainment, the lead defendant.

Steve Jobs, chief executive of Apple Computers, Inc., is also scheduled to testify, by video. Eminem himself is not expected to appear.


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