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  1. Bruno Mars Sues to Get Out of Publishing Deal With Bug Music

    September 01, 2011 5:03 PM EDT In a lawsuit filed the Central District of the California Superior Court in Los Angeles, Bruno Mars claims that his publishing deal with Bug Music terminated on May 12. The suit alleges that Bug music failed to exercise its option in a timely mann ...

  2. Chris Cornell Sues Ex-Wife/Former Manager

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has sued his ex-wife and one-time manager Susan J. Silver, seeking more than $1 million in damages. Cornell claims, among other things, that Silver diverted m Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has ...

  3. Singer Laws Sues Elektra/Asylum

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B vocalist Debra Laws and Spirit Productions have sued Elektra/Asylum Records, alleging that the label has repeatedly breached Laws' 1979 production agreement. LOS ANGELES -- R&B vocalist Debra Laws and Spirit Productions have s ...

  4. New Technologies Raise Legal Questions At Venues

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Developing technologies are beginning to raise new legal issues for performance venues, as the rights of patrons and artists potentially collide. That was the warning delivered by Denis Clive Braham d New Technologies Raise Legal Questions At Venu ...

  5. Electric Prunes Stewing Over Royalty Payments

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Members of the '60s garage-psychedelia band the Electric Prunes have filed breach-of-contract suits against a production company and publisher claiming that their record and publishing royalties have LOS ANGELES -- Members of the '60s ga ...

  6. Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure After EC OKs Merger

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is the final hurdle before the deal's completion. <br clear Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure A ...

  7. Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Retainer

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against his former attorney and longtime friend Robert Shapiro, in an attempt to reclaim a $1.5 million retainer Shapiro took when he represented Spector in his on LOS ANGELES -- Producer Phil Spector has filed ...

  8. Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Retainer

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against his former attorney and longtime friend Robert Shapiro, in an attempt to reclaim a $1.5 million retainer Shapiro took when he represented Spector in his on Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Re ...