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“Lady Marmalade” Songwriter Files $20 Million Copyright Lawsuit Against Sony

“Lady Marmalade” Songwriter Files $20 Million Copyright Lawsuit Against SonySongwriter Kenny Nolan, who penned “Lady Marmalade,” has filed a $20 million lawsuit against Sony/ATV Music Publishing for breach of contract and copyright infringement. According to documents filed in U.S. District Court in California and obtained by <i>Billboard</i>, Nolan alleges that Sony/ATV bought the publishing rights to dozens of his compositions without his knowledge or consent. Additionally, he says the company has failed to pay him his fair share of royalties since the deal was made. “Lady Marmalade” was first recorded by Patti LaBelle and later re-recorded for a contemporary ensemble version by Christina Aguilera, Mya, Pink, and Lil’ Kim for the <i>Moulin Rouge</i> soundtrack. https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/legal-and-management/8507511/lady-marmalade-kenny-nolan-sonyatv-lawsuit