Producer DJ Shok, fed up with the run-around he received trying to get paid, recently took Ruff Ryders to court over unpaid royalties, accusing the label of breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and other claims.
Performers, do you need a reminder that radio stations don’t pay for your music? The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) thinks you do.
That isn't a misprint. In the US, terrestrial radio stations don’t pay a performance royalty in connection with master recordings. In fact, they’ve never paid one, even though they use those recordings to make themselves rich.