• Kyodo News


A Tokyo court ruled Thursday in favor of rock band GLAY over the ownership of copyrights on 147 songs and ordered its former management company to pay ¥670 million in back royalties and unpaid contract fees.

Tokyo District Court Judge Masayuki Abe recognized the validity of the notice the four-member band sent in 2005 to the company, Unlimited Group, seeking to terminate the contract regarding copyrights on the songs, including the hits “HOWEVER” and “Glorious.”

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