Dr. Dre Seeking More Than $3 Million From Death Row Records
Dr. Dre is suing Death Row Records for unpaid royalties which add up to more than $3 million. This is according to RadarOnline.
Dre says that he is owed $1,200,386.57 in unpaid artist-producer royalties, $1,179,913 from digital sales and $676,444.44 for unpaid mechanical royalties. The digital sales amount is based on a judge’s suggestion after Dr. Dre lost a 2010 trademark infringement suit, the story says.
According to Dre, Death Row did not pay up for a bonus that would bump his royalty rate to 20 percent from 18 percent.
Death Row Records was lead by Marion “Suge” Knight after Dr. Dre left the label in the mid-1990s. In 2006, Death Row Records was taken over by WIDEawake. According to their website, they bill under the name WIDEawake Death Row Entertainment.