Eminem Producers Suit Against Aftermath Goes To Trial
The Honorable Ronald M. Whyte will preside over the case of F.B.T. Productions LLC et al v. Aftermath Records et al. A source close to the situation spoke with HipHopDX to clear up false reports that Eminem initiated this lawsuit against Universal, which is the distributor of both Aftermath and Eminem's Shady Records imprint.
"It's these two guys that had Em way before he signed to Aftermath," the source explains. "Neither Eminem nor anyone in his camp is associated with them in any way. The suit includes Universal because they distribute Aftermath, but Em wants to make sure everyone knows he's not involved in this."
A similar suit was filed in 2004 by the Eight Mile Style publishing company, after the song "Lose Yourself" was licensed to Apple for an iTunes ad which also promoted his album. As it currently stands, when Apple sells songs for $0.99 on iTunes, approximately $0.70 go to the label, which then in turn gives $0.091 cents to the publisher.