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Final Approval Update Friday, March 20, 2015

On January 12, 2015 the court granted final approval of the settlement.

The parties are in the process of calculating the amounts due Authorized Claimants, which process will take time. Past relief payments, retroactive royalty rate increase payments, and use of increased royalty rates are currently scheduled to be included with the December 31, 2015 royalty statements pursuant to the procedures contained in the settlement agreement. If those procedures result in later payment, this website message will be updated accordingly.



If You Receive Royalties from Warner Music Group for Digital Downloads and Mastertones,

You Could Benefit from a Class Action Settlement

A Settlement of at least $11.5 million has been reached in a class action lawsuit over how Warner Music Group Corp. ("WMG") calculated royalties for digital downloads and mastertones of recordings.

You are included in this Settlement if you have the right to receive royalties from a contract dated before January 1, 2002 with a WMG U.S. Label that pays on a Royalty Rate Basis or a Penny Rate Basis. (see Commonly Asked Questions 5, 7 and 8 for a list of included labels and contracts).

This Settlement provides 1) cash payments based on past royalties paid and 2) an increase in digital download and ringtone royalties for artists going forward (see Commonly Asked Question "What does this Settlement provide?").

Please review this Website carefully. Your legal rights may be affected, whether you act or don’t act.


Please do not contact the Court or the Defendants about the settlement. Any and all callers will be directed to this website. If you have questions, please refer to the Commonly Asked Questions and the other information posted here.

This settlement is supervised by the Court and is administered by a claims administration firm that handles all aspects of claims processing. Defendants are not authorized to respond to questions from the Class regarding this settlement.

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