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"Weird Al" Yankovic just cashed in on a major lawsuit against his record label

“Weird Al” Yankovic will now be able to speak from authority when he writes his surely hilarious parody song about civil litigation. Yankovic just received an undisclosed sum from Sony, a settlement that comes almost two years after the singer sued his label over $5 million in unpaid royalties. Yankovic and his team claimed that Sony had failed to pay out publishing royalties for Running With Scissors and Poodle Hat. More importantly, Yankovic sought payment from digital music services like iTunes and streaming video sites like YouTube. Yankovic said that he never saw a dime from viral tracks like “White & Nerdy,” the video for which has been viewed 81 million times on Yankovic’s official YouTube channel. He will now see an undisclosed amount of dimes.

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