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    Fri, 08 Jun 2012 11:55:21

    Melissa Etheridge to Share 2007 Music Royalties With Ex - They are settling

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    • Melissa Etheridge - AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 14: (L-R) Susan Credle, Bonny Dolan, Melissa Etheridge and Jeanette Perez attend 'The Shifting Brand-Scape: Discussion with Melissa Etheridge' during the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 14, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

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    Beloved lesbian rocker Melissa Etheridge will share her 2007 album music royalties with her ex-girlfriend as part of their settlement agreement. Etheridge and former lover Tammy Lynn Michaels had been bitterly battling since splitting back in 2010.

    The former couple finally reached a deal at a court-ordered mediation meeting last month, according to TMZ.

    Etheridge has agreed to split 50 percent of the royalties from her album The Awakening with Michaels, who will also receive 50 percent royalties from individual song sales from that album, which dropped in 2007.

    Hey, at least it's not royalties from her mega hit songs from the late '90s. That'd be a serious payday for Michaels, who took to public blogging when she and the singer broken up.

    Etheridge will retain the couple's property in Arizona, California and Arkansas.

    Are you a fan of Melissa Etheridge's music?

    —Katie Sheehan
    06.08.12



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