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  1. Sony Music Responds to Brad Paisley's $10 Million Royalties Suit

    May 15, 2014 3:17 PM EDT Sony Music has responded in kind to new filings from Brad Paisley's long-running royalty lawsuit against the label. The company filed a brief in opposition to Paisley's recent motion to allow additions to his complaint against the compan ...

  2. Drake's Original Manager Sues Over Withheld Money, Breach of Agreement

    July 27, 2012 4:45 PM EDT James "Jas" Prince, the man who is credited with discovering Drake by introducing him to Lil Wayne, claims in a new lawsuit that he's owed money for his efforts. Prince says that the managers that surround Drake have attempted to &q ...

  3. Prince Ordered by Judge to Pay Nearly $4 Million to Perfume Maker

    April 13, 2012 7:22 PM EDT A New York judge Friday ordered pop star Prince to pay $3.95 million to a perfume maker for failing to promote the 3121 line of scents. Prince was sued by Revelations Perfume and Cosmetics in 2008 for failing to promote the perfume, which was supp ...

  4. Warner Music Group Shareholder Lawsuits to Be Settled

    June 20, 2011 3:43 PM EDT Two class action lawsuits that alleged the Warner Music Group board of directors breached their fiduciary responsibilities by agreeing to sell the company for unfair and inadequate compensation will be settled. According to a WMG proxy statement f ...

  5. Dionne Warwick, Shirelles Sue 'Baby It's You' Broadway Show

    April 28, 2011 7:39 AM EDT The producers of a new Broadway musical about the 1960s girl group The Shirelles have been hit with a lawsuit charging them of pilfering the names and likenesses of the original members. Singer Dionne Warwick, who is also portrayed in the show &qu ...

  6. Elvis Presley Estate Sues Music Publisher for $5 Million

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Elvis Presley Enterprises, which owns a 50% interest in the King's compositions, is suing music publisher Chrysalis Music Group, claiming as much as $5 million in owed royalty payments. In a lawsuit filed last week in New York Supreme Court, ...

  7. SBS Starts Encoding Again

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System began encoding its radio station signals for Arbitron's portable people meter ratings service last Thursday evening (April 8), putting its nine stations back in the ratings. The change of heart followed a meeting w ...

  8. Bicycle Acquires TVT Assets

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Original TVT master recordings by artists such as Nine Inch Nails and Gravity Kills have been acquired by Los Angeles-based music publishing firm Bicycle Music. The deal includes 700 masters - roughly 80 albums worth of material - that were last c ...

  9. Univision Plugs PPM Back In

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While Spanish Broadcasting System has pulled the encoders from Arbitron's portable people meter system, Univision Communications is finally plugging back in. As of 5 a.m. Thursday (April 1), Univision's stations in Miami, San Diego, Phoe ...

  10. SBS Pulls PPM Encoders Again

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System has pulled the encoders from its stations again, leaving its ratings performance in the dark for advertisers. The broadcaster disconnected from Arbitron's portable people meter system soon after a New York Supreme ...

  11. Updated: N.Y. Court Orders SBS to Encode

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish Broadcasting System must continue to encode its signals for Arbitron's portable people meter service in five markets. The ruling came Tuesday (Feb. 16) in the New York Supreme Court for the County of New York, which let stand the temp ...

  12. Judge Issues Interim Ruling In Death Row Case

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST A New York Supreme Court judge issued an interim ruling today (Dec. 8) overturning a temporary restraining order sought by the former chief executive of iconic gangsta rap label Death Row Records. Last month, Lara Lavi, a music lawyer who had been ...

  13. Death Row Stand-off To Continue In Court

    November 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST The struggle between the Canadian firm that acquired Death Row in January and the hip-hop label's apparently exiled chief executive is set to continue in a New York City court. Songwriter and music lawyer Lara Lavi became Death Row CEO earlie ...

  14. Ono Not Pursuing Full Lawsuit Against Capitol

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Artist filed papers last week in royalty dispute. Despite filing legal documents last week, Yoko Ono does not intend to pursue full litigation against EMI Group's Capitol Records at this time over royalties due from the Beatles' recordin ...

  15. MRI Sues Former Distributor Ryko

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Label seeking more than $1.5 million. New York-based MRI Associated Labels has filed an eight-count suit against its former distribution partner Ryko Distribution, seeking more than $1.5 million in damages and charging that Ryko breached the agree ...

  16. CBS Radio Files Suit Against Howard Stern

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST As has been rumored, CBS Radio has filed suit against Howard Stern, his company One Twelve, Inc., his agent Don Buchwald, his agent's firm Don Buchwald & Associates, Inc. and Sirius Satellite Radi As has been rumored, CBS Radio has fi ...

  17. CBS Radio Files Suit Against Howard Stern

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST As has been rumored, CBS Radio has announced that it has filed suit against Howard Stern, his company One Twelve, Inc., his agent Don Buchwald, his agent's firm Don Buchwald & Associates, Inc. and As has been rumored, CBS Radio has an ...

  18. Spitzer Smacks Hot 97 With Jaw-Dropping Fine

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Emmis hip-hop radio station WQHT (Hot 97) New York was smacked with steep fines and mandates of community action in the wake of its "Smackfest" promotions. NEW YORK -- Emmis hip-hop radio station WQHT (Hot 97) New York was smacked with s ...

  19. Some Early TVT Titles On Auction Block

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The music catalog assets used as collateral to secure a $23.5 million loan to TVT Catalog Enterprises LLC and subsidiaries are being put up for auction by the lender, Prudential Securities Credit Corp NEW YORK -- The music catalog assets used as c ...

  20. 'Super Size Me' Director Sued Over Profits

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A company that gave office space to "Super Size Me" director Morgan Spurlock in return for a share in the company that made the hit film about eating fast food is suing him for $40 million. NEW YORK (Reuters) -- A company that gave offic ...

  21. Case Summary: Labels Don't Owe Fiduciary Duty To Artists In N.Y.

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST A New York state appellate court on Jan. 25 rejected a class action suit brought by recording artists who claimed their record deals didn't permit the major labels to exploit their music in digital fo A New York state appellate court on Jan. ...

  22. AFM Collector Pleads Guilty To Theft

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST A former executive of the agency that collects royalties for the American Federation of Musicians pleaded guilty Jan. 18 to charges that he stole $200,000 to buy jewelry, a trip to Cuba and expensive NEW YORK (AP) -- A former executive of the agen ...

  23. R. Kelly Sues Jay-Z, Tour Promoter

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Billed as the Best of Both Worlds, the ill-fated co-headlining tour by Jay-Z and R. Kelly ended up with two worlds colliding. Billed as the Best of Both Worlds, the ill-fated co-headlining tour by Jay-Z and R. Kelly ended up with two worlds collid ...

  24. Case Analysis: U.K. Court's Internet Libel Jurisdiction

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's not unusual for an American celebrity or other public figure to file a lawsuit for libel in the United Kingdom, rather than in the United States, if there's a legitimate contact with that country It's not unusual for an America ...

  25. Ricky Martin, Angelo Medina Reach Settlement

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After months of legal skirmishes, Ricky Martin and his former manager, Angelo Medina, have reached a confidential settlement in a Superior Court in San Juan, Puerto Rico. MIAMI -- After months of legal skirmishes, Ricky Martin and his former manag ...

  26. On The Road

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York Supreme Court Judge Herman Cahn allows a suit to proceed against Ticketmaster and Madison Square Garden for allegedly selling obstructed-view seats to concertgoers without the customers' know New York Supreme Court Judge Herman Cahn ...

  27. Ricky Martin, Angelo Medina Reach Settlement

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After months of legal skirmishes, Ricky Martin and his former manager, Angelo Medina, have reached a confidential settlement in a Superior Court in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After months of legal skirmishes, Ricky Martin and his former manager, Angel ...

  28. Suit Against T'master, MSG Gets Class-Action Status

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a decision made public Oct. 6, the New York Supreme Court has ruled that a suit can proceed against Ticketmaster and New York's Madison Square Garden for allegedly selling obstructed-view seats to NASHVILLE -- In a decision made public Oct ...

  29. Suit Vs. T'master, MSG Gets Class-Action Status

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York Supreme Court Judge Herman Cahn ruled yesterday (Oct. 6) that a suit can proceed against Ticketmaster and New York's Madison Square Garden for allegedly selling obstructed-view seats to conce New York Supreme Court Judge Herman Cahn ...

  30. Suit Vs. T'master, MSG Gets Class-Action Status

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York Supreme Court Judge Herman Cahn ruled yesterday (Oct. 6) that a suit can proceed against Ticketmaster and New York's Madison Square Garden for allegedly selling obstructed-view seats to conce New York Supreme Court Judge Herman Cahn ...

  31. Heavy D's Insurer Ordered To Pay

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nearly 13 years after a stampede by fans at a celebrity basketball game, an insurance dispute over Heavy D & the Boyz's coverage for deaths and injuries at the event was tried without a jury in a NEW YORK -- Nearly 13 years after a st ...

  32. New Filings: PepsiCo, Kenneth Cole, Time Warner

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recent cases including such companies as PepsiCo, Kenneth Cole and Time Warner. Case: Deveaux S.A. v. Kenneth Cole Productions Inc.; Kenneth Cole Productions L.P.; Kenneth Cole Inc.; Paul Davril Inc.; Federated Department Stores; Macy's; Bloo ...

  33. Producer Says He Was Forced To Inflate Film Budgets

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed into carrying out the budget-padding scheme that ultimately cost Intertainment Licensing more than $100 million. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> Harvard, Berkle ...

  34. Air America Back On Chicago Airwaves

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Liberal talkers at Air America Radio returned to the airwaves in Chicago last Friday after the New York Supreme Court took its side in a spat with Multicultural Radio Broadcasting. LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--Liberal talkers at Air America R ...

  35. CERTA Tackles Piracy This Week

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations, are meeting with members of Congress Tuesday (April 20) to drum up support to combat entert Virgin Artist Severs Ties On Contract Dispute B ...

  36. Recent Cases And Filings

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This week's recent case and filings includes EMI Music Marketing and Gucci America. Case : EMI Music Marketing v. Orpheus Music; Charles Huggins Issue: Breach of royalty agreement due to non-payment. Cite: New York Supreme Court, 600971 Filin ...

  37. Indecency Fines Set To Escalate

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. With public grousing and election-year politicking guiding Federal Communications Commission thinking, the Immediatek To Buy DiscLive Clear Channel Trial ...

  38. Medina Countersues Martin

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Angelo Medina, the Puerto Rican empresario who managed Ricky Martin for 12 years, has filed a $63.5 million countersuit against his former client, alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment and pa Angelo Medina, the Puerto Rican empresario who ...