Eminem's publishers are demanding executives at Apple Inc. pay more than $2 million as part of a settlement over songs the rapper's bosses allege were not permitted for download.
Apple executives and publishers at Eight Mile Style reached a deal last October (09) in a dispute over royalty payments for the Stan hitmaker's tracks, offered to fans via the iTunes Internet music service.
Bosses at Eight Mile sold song rights to Aftermath Records but claimed the label was not authorised to make a separate deal with Apple and offer the songs as downloads.
Eminem's publishers also claimed Apple gained $2.58 million from the iTunes downloads, including over $465,000 from the rapper's 8 Mile soundtrack hit Lose Yourself.
Details of the settlement were not made public at the time.
However, Eight Mile Style executives filed new court documents in Detroit, Michigan on Tuesday (05Oct10), asking a District Court judge to enforce the settlement agreement, totalling more than $2.2 million, reports DetroitNews.com.
It was unclear as WENN went to press which company is responsible for paying the settlement. The only defendants named in the case are Apple and Aftermath Records.