Reality TV World People News   Ratings News   Scheduling News   Application News   Spoiler News
Show Updates   Features & Interviews   Image Gallery   Message Boards   Shows Listing

HOME > OTHER ENTERTAINMENT NEWS > Industry NEWS

Aretha Franklin may testify in songwriter's royalties case


UPI News Service, 06/02/2013 

Songwriter Norman "Ace" West wants Aretha Franklin to testify in his lawsuit in Detroit against her publishing company for allegedly withholding royalties.

ADVERTISEMENT
West, 46, accuses Springtime Publishing Inc. of refusing to pay royalties for the use of his song "Put It Back Together Again" on Franklin's 2011 album, "A Woman Falling Out of Love," court documents show.

West said Springtime also fraudulently claimed an interest in one of his earlier songs, "Watch My Back."

A jury trial for the case is scheduled to begin Oct. 29 in federal court in Detroit, The Detroit News reported Sunday.

On West's witness list is Franklin, whom he wants to question about the "circumstances surrounding the creation, performance, licensing, or authorization to allow any third party to perform or create a 'cover' version" of the songs."

Springtime lawyer David Bennett said the publishing company is protected by the statute of limitations for breach of contract.

West filed the lawsuit in October after the two parties failed to negotiate a resolution to the claims, the newspaper said.


DISCUSS AND COMMENT ON THIS STORY
Reality TV World now offers Facebook Comments on our stories. To post a comment, log into Facebook and then 'Add' your comment. To report spam or abuse, click the 'X' in the upper right corner of the comment box.


Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.


Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI). Any repr








Take Our User Survey





Page generated in 0.046606063842773 seconds
About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed