Apple is reportedly having last-minute talks with Eminem’s representatives in an effort to avoid a court battle over unauthorised sales of the rapper’s back catalogue on iTunes.Today is the deadline for reaching a settlement, before the court case kicks off in Michigan tomorrow. Eminem’s publishing company Eight Mile Style claims that Apple has sold 93 tracks on iTunes without permission, making $2.5 million in revenues, while label Aftermath made a further $4 million.The case follows an earlier lawsuit against UMG by Eminem’s production company FBT Productions over digital downloads and ringtones royalties – although UMG prevailed in that case. The new case isn’t the only lawsuit that could have big implications for digital sales, though. The Allman Brothers Band is taking UMG to court over a digital royalties dispute too.

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