The latest royalties argument involving a major label could see Sony Music lose the rights to distribute Meat Loaf’s back catalogue. The company is being sued by the estate of the late Stephen Popovich, who originally signed Meat Loaf to his own Cleveland International Records and then licensed his albums to Sony for distribution. The two companies have been involved in litigation for more than 15 years according to the Hollywood Reporter, but the new lawsuit filed by Popovich’s estate includes a list of allegations of underpayment by Sony, including deducting ‘packaging costs’ and charging ‘blanket license fees’ for digital downloads of tracks from albums including Bat Out Of Hell.

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