Glassnote Records Reportedly Denies Suing Childish Gambino Over Royalties

Was Donald Glover the victim of clickbait?

(AllHipHop News) Articles claiming Glassnote Entertainment Group filed a lawsuit against Donald "Childish Gambino" Glover are inaccurate, according to an insider. The disputed story that the record label was seeking unpaid streaming royalties from Glover began at TMZ.

HitsDailyDouble published a response from someone supposedly connected to Glassnote. The outlet reports:

Glassnote countered that royalties are paid out by SoundExchange and that its deal with [Glover] entitled him to 45% and Glassnote to 50% (5% goes to other creators). It asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to review the contract and affirm this arrangement. A source at Glassnote says that in 11 years, the label has never been in litigation with an artist, and adds that despite TMZ’s clickbait story, it isn’t asking Glover for anything—just asserting its right to keep what it’s been paid by SoundExchange.

Gambino's three LPs - Camp, Because the Internet, and "Awaken, My Love!" - were released via Glassnote. He was reportedly paid $8 million in royalties and $700,000 in non-interactive digital performance royalties with another $2 million set to go to the Grammy winner.

The Atlanta-bred entertainer is preparing to drop his next full-length project on Wolf + Rothstein/RCA. In May, the über-viral track/video "This Is America" earned Glover his first career #1 song on the Hot 100.