Feeling The Funk: George Clinton Forced To Hand Over Music Copyrights To Pay $1 Million Debt

07
Jan

George Clinton

 

Legendary singer and funk master, George Clinton must hand over his classic recordings to pay off a one million dollar debt…

 

TMZ reports:

According to court docs, Hendricks & Lewis won a $1.5 million judgment against Clinton back in 2010, but was only able to collect $340,000 — so a Federal Judge just hit GC where it hurts … his music.

In the docs, the judge grants H&L the copyrights for the following Funkadelic jams:

– “Hardcore Jollies”

– “The Electric Spanking of War Babies”

– “Uncle Jam Wants You”

– “One Nation Under A Groove”

According to the ruling, H&L can sell or use the music however it wants — with all money going toward paying back the original judgment.

Once that’s paid off, the copyrights go back to Clinton … who has filed a motion to reverse the decision. No ruling on that yet.

Stay Tuned.

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