'The Payback': James Brown's estate sells after 15-year legal battle

Collin Cunningham

James Brown's music could be marketed and sold in new forms after music label Primary Wave purchased the rights to the singer and bandleader's work. The company was founded in 2006, the same year that Brown passed away on Christmas Day, and is known for owning the rights for songs made by artists like Stevie Nicks, Bob Marley, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons and Whitney Houston.

Do you think the late Brown would be happy with the decision, or would he say the label needs to "Get Up Offa That Thing"?

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