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May 23, 2011

Country music superstar Tim McGraw has been one of the highest paid and most prominent country musicians for over two decades.

May 10, 2011

An Atlanta, Georgia woman has filed a lawsuit against music producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri over alleged missed child support payments that he was ordered to pay by a judge, The Associated Press reports.

According to the news source, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Margaret Dorsey told Dupri in March that he needed to pay $2,500 per month and an additional $7,500 to Sarai Jones as a result of a paternity test.

An attorney for Jones said that his client hopes that she and Dupri "can work together to co-parent their beautiful baby girl," who is reportedly 7 mont

Apr 28, 2011

Musician Katy Perry has reportedly filed a lawsuit against an Australian magazine that claimed she had an affair with her producer after she married actor Russell Brand, reports the Daily Mail.

According to the news provider, Perry filed the lawsuit recently in Melbourne, Australia, just after she landed for the most recent stop on her tour.

The news source reports that last month, the magazine NW claimed Perry had an "intimate relationship" with producer Benny Blanco and that she had potentially damaged her marriage to Brand.

The 26-year-old singer is now

Apr 19, 2011

A Pompano Beach, Florida man who claims he composed the "Charge" anthem that has become a predominant tune heard at sporting events across the country has filed a lawsuit claiming he is owed compensation every time the song airs publicly.

The Miami Herald reports that 62-year-old Bobby Kent holds the copyright for a song, which he titled "Stadium Doodads" during the 1970s.

Apr 8, 2011

Music streaming website BlueBeat.com has reportedly settled a federal lawsuit by agreeing to pay $950,000 to a number of record labels for allegedly selling Beatles songs before they were legally available.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the lawsuit, which was filed by music companies EMI Group, Capitol Records and Virgin Records America in 2009, claimed that the website had violated their copyrights by streaming and selling the songs for 25 cents each.

An attorney for BlueBeat told The Associated Press that the settlement fee was actually less than what the companies w