Philadelphia, PA – A Philadelphia songwriter is lastly reaping the advantages what he claims he was owed relating to the second-best promoting album final decade.
Billboard studies that final week, a Philadelphia Frequent Pleas Courtroom jury awarded Daniel Marino tens of millions for a music he largely created by laying the guitar hook, tempo and chord development named “Membership Woman” that might go on to turn into Usher’s “Unhealthy Woman” f his monster 2004 album, Confessions.
Marino’s former co-writer William Guice was ordered to pay $6.75 million in compensatory damages, $20.25 million in punitive damages and co-defendant Dante Barton’s Destro Music Productions agreed to fork over $17.35 million.
That, women and gents, brings the grand whole to $44.35 million.
Fortunately for the now 40-year-old celebrity, none the shillings should come from his piggy financial institution, for he wasn’t named within the lawsuit.