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NY Court Backs EMI Over Duke Ellington Royalties

MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state’s highest court on Thursday sided with EMI in the music publisher’s dispute with Duke Ellington’s heirs, but acknowledged global industry consolidation has made contracts like his much more favorable to publishers. The late pianist, bandleader and composer wrote “It Don’t Mean a Thing” and other […]