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Lil Wayne’s Universal lawsuit put on hold pending separate Cash Money action

By | Published on Thursday 4 August 2016

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Lil Wayne’s lawsuit against Universal Music, which also named collecting society SoundExchange as a defendant, has reportedly been put on hold pending the resolution of other litigation between the rapper and Cash Money Records.

As previously reported, following various legal wranglings with Cash Money over his long awaited album ‘Tha Carter V’, Wayne sued the label’s parent company Universal in March over monies made by Young Money, his own imprint with Cash Money and the major.

SoundExchange is caught up in the dispute because Wayne says the society should be paying at least some of the digital income relating to Young Money releases directly to his companies, rather than to Universal.

But, according to Billboard, the Universal/SoundExchange lawsuit, being pursued in California, has now been put on hold by the judge overseeing the case, who reckons that Wayne’s legal disputes with Cash Money – being pursued in New York – should be dealt with first.