A publishing company has filed a lawsuit claiming rights to Aaliyah’s music. Reservoir Media Management is suing Craze Productions for alleged unlawful use of the late singer’s hits.
Craze is accused of illegally selling Aaliyah’s music on iTunes. According to the suit, the company put tracks off the Detroit native’s self-titled debut, and her One In a Million release, up for sale.
Reservoir –a New York City-based publishing company housing hits for the likes of Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Usher, and more– claims to have acquired rights to the singer’s catalog last year. The company maintains that it never gave Craze authorization to sell the music.
The lawsuit seeks to have a judge block Craze from further distribution of Aaliyah’s work, and pay a financial settlement.
Ownership behind Aaliyah’s music may have hindered the release of her posthumous album. Last year, it was announced that Drake and Noah “40” Shebib were executive-producing the project, which was to feature 13-14 songs.