Isley Brothers Royalties

The pioneer of Pullman Bonds, which are tradable securities backed by future royalties to musical recordings and compositions, claims in a federal complaint that the Isley Brothers sold rights to their songs behind their back after Pullman had negotiated exclusive rights to the songs in the late ’90s to save the band and its members from financial ruin.

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Rapper Post Malone Fires Back in Fight Over Writing Credit

Rapper and singer Post Malone filed a copyright lawsuit in Manhattan federal court Tuesday to extinguish claims filed earlier in the day in Los Angeles by a Canadian musician who says he’s been denied credits for playing on an all-night jam session that birthed the 2019 hit pop song “Circles.”

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House Democrats Call for Overhaul of Oil-Leasing Rules

Taxpayers lose billions each year in royalties generated from oil and gas leases on public lands while fossil fuel developers reap profits at their expense, but Democrats on Tuesday pushed legislation that would overhaul leasing laws that have not been updated in a century.

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