Roger Miller's Widow Wins - Court Victory Equals $900,000 in Royalties
By Julie Pike
Mar 23, 2010
Roger Miller's widow has won a court victory that gives her the rights to many of the legendary American singer's hits including "King of the Road." According to the Nashville newspaper "The Tennessean," a federal judge ruled Thursday that Mary Miller and Roger Miller Music Inc. own the copyrights to the songs the artist published in 1964.
That means the widow is due nearly one million dollars in royalties. U.S. District Judge William J. Haynes also in said in the written court order that the widow and the company are entitled to about $900,000 for royalties they should have received, the Huffington Post reports.
More details on the case here from the paper. Mary Miller and Roger Miller Music sued Sony/ATV Publishing in 2004 claiming that the right of renewal of the original copyrights for songs from 1958-64 went to her.
Miller died from cancer in 1992 at the age of 56.
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