A songwriter from Philadelphia, US, who claimed he was robbed of profits from an Usher song released in 2004 has just landed himself 44 million big ones for the uncredited track.
According to Rolling Stone, songwriter Daniel Marino claimed that he was cut out of the profits for the song Bad Girl which he had originally created the guitar hook, temp and chord progressions for, but under the working title of Club Girl.
The finished Bad Girl version appeared on Usher’s 2004 multi-platinum album Confessions.
A judge awarded Marino $44.35 million, $27 million of which will come from his co-writer William Guice in compensatory and punitive damages, another $17.35 million to come from Dante Barton, owner of Destro Music Productions.
Usher was not actually named in the suit. Antonino Tati