Peter Frampton is the latest artist to sue his own record label over digital music royalties. Frampton has filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group claiming $0.5m of unpaid royalties for digital sales of his music. At issue is a contract signed in 1998 specifying that Frampton would receive a 50% royalty on any licensed music. As with previous cases of this type, the argument is over whether digital sales are counted as licensed works. Frampton is not alone, either. His attorney, Richard Busch, has also filed a suit against Capitol Records on behalf of the estate of the late Bruce Gary, who drummed for The Knack. “The issues in these cases go beyond simply breach of contract,” Busch tells The Tennessean. “The plaintiffs allege the wrongdoing here is a part of deliberate effort to deprive the parties of their royalties.”

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