Counting Crows sue Universal over download royalties

Tom Pakinkis

Counting Crows have filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group over digital royalties and become the latest band to claim that download revenues should be paid on a licensing basis rather than a simple sales one.

Under a licensing agreement, bands like Counting Crows would typically earn a 50% share of revenues rather than the 15% then earn when a track is simply ‘sold’.

Counting Crows join a growing list of acts taking legal action against major labels over this ...

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