Uncredited Songwriter Wins $44 Million for Co-Writing Usher’s ‘Bad Girl’

Uncredited Songwriter Wins $44 Million for Co-Writing Usher’s ‘Bad Girl’

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A songwriter from Philadelphia claims he never received the credit or profits for his on Usher’s ‘”Bad Girl” and he was recently rewarded $44 million in damages in a lawsuit against the song’s other co-writers.

According to Billboard, “A jury last weekend awarded the sum to Daniel Marino. His former co-writer William Guice was ordered to pay $6.75 million in compensatory damages and $20.25 million in punitive damages. Also last week Destro Music Productions, owned by co-defendant Dante Barton, agreed to pay Marino $17.35 million. that brings his total to $44.35 million.”

The lawsuit came about from Daniel’s work on the song “Club Girl.” he says he created most of the song, including its guitar hook, tempo, and chord progression. Usher later record the song in 2004 and renamed it “Bad Girl.”

Usher had nothing to do with the lawsuit.

Source: Billboard

Written By: Fantasia Harvey

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