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Melissa Etheridge/Tammy Lynn

I Write the Songs ...

You Get a Cut

6/5/2012 4:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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We've just obtained the settlement agreement between former domestic partners Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels, and get this ... Tammy has a piece of Melissa's music.

Under the agreement, Tammy gets 50% of the royalties from the album, The Awakening.  Tammy also gets 50% from the songs, A Simple Love, All There Is, All We Can Really Do, An Unexpected Rain, California, God Is in the People, Heroes and Friends, Imagine That, I've Loved You Before, Map of the Stars, Message to Myself, Open Your Mind, The Kingdom of Heaven, The Universe Listened, Threesome, and What Happens Tomorrow.

As we previously reported, the settlement requires Melissa to pay Tammy $13,000 in monthly spousal support and $10,000 a month in child support.  They have agreed to joint custody.

Melissa gets to keep some property in Springdale, Arizona and Hidden Hills, California.  She also gets some property in Arkansas.

And the best.  They each get to keep their own Vespa.

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Amy    

I don't give a sh**

872 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

Melissa = poor bastard(ette)

872 days ago
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Martina    

Melissa is a total fraud. She was all for gay marriage, even got married..then she cheated on her wife..wanted a divorce..then she says that gay marriage isn't legal and shouldn't be binding.
She is the most selfish person in the world. And even when she "donates" her self to causes she expects first class airfare and tons of perks. She ends up costing charities more than you could imagine.
Also she has the ugliest nose in the world...YUCK.

872 days ago
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Joe Mama    

Now, are you homo's sure you want to be "married"? Now you're going to get to experience what happens in family law court. No one ends up winning. Just the attorneys.

872 days ago
5.

DaveT    

Equality's a Gloria Steinem then you die.

872 days ago
6.

john johnson    

well mel.....looks like tammys got a dIk up ur ass

872 days ago
7.

Kelly    

Melissa is a nasty, no good cheating dog.

872 days ago
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Rageykiwi    

Tammy Lynn could claim under "civil Union" which is what was passed in law in new zealand years ago,Marriage has the same rights ,Marriage & Civil unions are different.So this article is really saying is get a prenup.

872 days ago
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brenda    

Springdale Arizona? There is no such place called Springdale Arizona. Perhaps the correct town is Springdale ARKANSAS? I beg TMZ to look up the word "accurate" and then subscribe to the idea or better yet, stop hiring wannabe writers and hire those who believe in accuracy and definitiveness in their reporting.

872 days ago
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Bloomcounty.USA    

It's not like she'll get much from the royalties from those songs ... I've never heard one of them on the radio, lol.

872 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Just wait until Melissa discovers that Tammy's gobbling goo again.

872 days ago
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V Kint    

Who gets the Subaru?

872 days ago
13.

MrR    

Eating at the Y pays off .

872 days ago
14.

Jdawg    

Great !!! I was losing sleep over this,I am so relieved !

872 days ago
15.

parlayer    

gays deserve the right to this missery same as us straight people.

872 days ago
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