Contract law

  1. Hollywood Palladium Put Up For Sale

    June 01, 2012 7:57 PM EDT The Hollywood Palladium, which has hosted musical acts ranging from U2 to Frank Sinatra and Jay-Z, is being listed for sale by owner LSREF 2 Clover Property 4 LLC, the entity of an undisclosed investment group. The historic live venue at 6215 Suns ...

  2. Gloria Gaynor, Legal Experts Debate Reversion Rights at SXSW Panel

    March 15, 2012 6:09 PM EDT Gloria Gaynor was the star name at "How Stella Got Her Masters Back," a catchily- (though not necessarily accurately)-named panel discussing reversion rights for artists who want to get the copyrights to their songs back from labels. The ...

  3. Analysis: Strive for Transparency, Not Fairness

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As digital business models continue to evolve, compensating music creators continues to be a hot button topic and the recently released guidelines for artist contracts, "Principles for Musician Compensation in New Business Models," from ...

  4. The Killers Countersue Former Manager

    February 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Three years after the Killers’ former manager sued the band for alleged breach of contract, the Killers have responded with a countersuit of their own, seeking unspecified damages for what they say was a pattern of incompetence and double-dealing ...

  5. Management Co. Sues Hawthorne Heights

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Wild Justice Records has sued Hawthorne Heights for breach of a verbal contract. According to the suit filed Oct. 16 in a Michigan state court, Wild Justice claims that it entered a verbal management agreement in January with the band, which entit ...

  6. Virgin To Close Two Stores, Open One

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Entertainment Group North America will close two superstores and open one new specialty store. The new store is a 3,000 square-foot specialty store at the Hollywood Bowl next month. At about the same time, VEGNA will close its Chicago and S ...

  7. Tower Records Files For Bankruptcy

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Continues to seek buyer. Continues to seek buyer. News ...

  8. Disa Sues Univision Music

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Claims breach of contract in lawsuit. Claims breach of contract in lawsuit. News ...

  9. Kanye West Sued Over Car Lease Deal

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims breach of contract. Suit claims breach of contract. News ...

  10. Kanye West Sued Over Car Lease Deal

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims breach of contract. A lawsuit has been filed against Kanye West and his production company claiming breach of contract for not returning a Mercedes-Benz after its lease expired in January. The lawsuit, filed Friday in Superior Court by ...

  11. 'Babyface' Files Suit Against Anita Baker

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Claims breach of contract. Claims breach of contract. News ...

  12. Behind the Deal: Rio Properties vs. Rod Stewart

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal court jury in Las Vegas on Sept. 7 decided that Rod Stewart and his company, Stewart Annoyances Ltd. (SA), should return a $2 million deposit plus interest to Rio Properties (owned by Harrah A federal court jury in Las Vegas on Sept. 7 d ...

  13. Behind the Deal: Rio Properties vs. Rod Stewart

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal court jury in Las Vegas on Sept. 7 decided that Rod Stewart and his company, Stewart Annoyances Ltd. (SA), should return a $2 million deposit plus interest to Rio Properties (owned by Harrah A federal court jury in Las Vegas on Sept. 7 d ...

  14. Behind the Deal: Contracts Covering Bankruptcy

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Few music lovers feel a thrill hearing horror stories of recordings getting tied up in a label's bankruptcy. When it happens, a label's rights to an artist's services, sound-recording copyrights, mast Few music lovers feel a thrill ...

  15. Case Summary: Tortious Interference & Fraudulent Inducement (TVT vs. Lyor Cohen & Island Def Jam)

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on June 14 reversed a 2003 District Court judgment, which ordered Lyor Cohen and the Island Def Jam Music Group to pay about $54 million to Steve Gottl The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circu ...

  16. Case Summary: Contractual Waiver of Jury Trial

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Many contracts include a provision stating that the parties agree to waive their right to a jury trial if they later end up in a dispute over the contract. Not every state court enforces this right, h Many contracts include a provision stating tha ...

  17. Case Summary: Contractual Waiver of Jury Trial

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Many contracts include a provision stating that the parties agree to waive their right to a jury trial if they later end up in a dispute over the contract. Not every state court enforces this right, h Many contracts include a provision stating tha ...

  18. Radio Promoters Accuse Universal Of Racketeering

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims fraud, trade libel, breach of contract. Suit claims fraud, trade libel, breach of contract. News ...

  19. Case Summary: Royalty Audits and Tolling Contractual Limitations Periods

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a royalty dispute between songwriter James Weatherly and Universal Music Publishing Group, the California Court of Appeal in Los Angeles has held that the songwriter's failure to promptly audit did In a royalty dispute between songwriter J ...

  20. Lee Ann Womack

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST With bona fide lovin', cryin' and cheatin' songs, the country songstress' latest boasts a retro feel. With bona fide lovin', cryin' and cheatin' songs, the country songstress' latest boasts a retro feel. New ...

  21. Suit Questions Legal Obligations Of Co-Songwriters

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST What obligations do co-songwriters owe to one another? Can one idea that is similar to another be used for a song without creating any legal obligations to the original idea-man? NEW YORK -- What obligations do co-songwriters owe to one another? C ...

  22. Lawsuit Targets Petty's 'Last DJ'

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Action alleges contract breach, fraud. Action alleges contract breach, fraud. News ...

  23. Fat Possum Slams Epitaph With Suit

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blues label claims contract breach, fraud, more. Blues label claims contract breach, fraud, more. News ...

  24. Clear Channel Files Stern Countersuit

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT $3 Mil. action claims breach of contract. $3 Mil. action claims breach of contract. News ...

  25. NIN's Reznor Countersues Ex-Manager

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer seeks damages for breach of contract. Singer seeks damages for breach of contract. News ...

  26. Top News From Entertainment Law Weekly

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST L.A. court clears Michael Jackson to conduct an audit of UMG's books under a breach-of-contract suit. Major film studios indicate they are willing to subsidize a transition to digital cinema. Manatt P L.A. court clears Michael Jackson to cond ...

  27. WMG Seeks Judgment Against Maverick

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Action anticipates breach-of-contract suit. Action anticipates breach-of-contract suit. News ...

  28. Royalties: An Auditor's Perspective (Part 1 of 2)

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although the main function of an auditor is to determine whether royalties are being paid in accordance with an agreement, there are certain areas where a knowledgeable auditor can assist an artist's NEW YORK--Most royalty auditors come into ...