Childish Gambino & Glassnote Records Settle Streaming Royalties Lawsuit

The dispute was over monies from Spotify, Pandora, and other digital service providers.

(AllHipHop News) A year ago, it was announced that Donald "Childish Gambino" Glover signed with RCA Records. Gambino's Grammy-winning, history-making "This Is America" was released on the label.

Prior to partnering with RCA, the Atlanta-raised entertainer dropped several projects on Glassnote Records. The company, founded by Daniel Glass, filed a lawsuit against Glover over streaming royalties.

Glassnote's suit claimed the record label was owed 50% of Childish Gambino royalties from SoundExchange. Glover then filed a counterclaim, accusing Glassnote of underpaying various royalties and charging excess expenses.

Variety reports that the two parties have reached an amicable agreement. Other than both sides agreeing to pay their own attorneys’ fees, terms of the settlement were not made public.

The platinum-certified "Awaken, My Love!" LP came out on Glassnote Records in 2016. Gambino is expected to drop his fourth studio album via RCA. 2018's "Summertime Magic” was listed as the first official single from the upcoming project.

“Donald is undoubtedly one of the most talented, multi-faceted, young entertainers of this era,” said Peter Edge, RCA’s Chairman/CEO. “We are excited to join forces with him and Wolf + Rothstein to usher in the next phase of Childish Gambino’s musical career.”

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