Contract

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Update: Virgin Sues 30 Seconds To Mars

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Seconds To Mars frontman Jared Leto has responded to Virgin Records' $30 million lawsuit for alleged breach of contract and damages, describing the legal action as "insane" but expressing his hope for "a resolution to this i ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Disa Sues Univision Music

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

  6. 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 ...

  7. 'Babyface' Files Suit Against Anita Baker

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

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Jury To Rod Stewart: 'Pay Back The $2 Mil'

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal court jury decided Sept. 7 that Harrah’s Rio Properties in Las Vegas does not have to reschedule a cancelled Rod Stewart concert. Instead, Stewart Annoyances Ltd. must return the $2 millio A federal court jury decided Sept. 7 that Harrah ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Court Reverses TVT's $54M Award In IDJ Suit

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lyor Cohen and Island Def Jam Music Group will not be writing multimillion-dollar checks to Steve Gottlieb's TVT companies, now that an appeals court reversed a $54 million judgment over Ja Rule recor NEW YORK -- Lyor Cohen and Island Def Jam ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Lawsuit Targets Petty's 'Last DJ'

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

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...