Aaliyah's Publishing Being Fought Over by Record Companies
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue



Twelve years after the late singer Aaliyah was killed in a plane crash, there’s a legal battle over the rights to her music.

Reservoir Media Management, which claims to own the rights to the singer’s music catalogs, has filed a lawsuit against Craze Productions, a record company, for allegedly illegally selling songs from Aaliyah’s double-platinum albums, “One in A Million,” and “Aaliyah.”

Reservoir claims to have acquired all of the songs in question last year and that it never gave Craze permission to sell them on iTunes.

Read more at TMZ.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine, EBONY.com, New York Amsterdam News, Loop21.com and Newsone.com. Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.

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