Fairness Rocks News Musicians Attempt Class Actions Against UMG, Sony to Reclaim Rights to Recordings


Fairness Rocks News Musicians Attempt Class Actions Against UMG, Sony to Reclaim Rights to Recordings

Home Industry News Musicians Attempt Class Actions Against UMG, Sony to Reclaim Rights to Recordings

Author: Eriq Gardner

Date: February 5, 2019

Original Source: Hollywood Reporter

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Musicians Attempt Class Actions Against UMG, Sony to Reclaim Rights to Recordings

For the past decade, a number of prominent musicians including Tom Petty and Bob Dylan have quietly attempted to reclaim rights to songs by serving notices of termination to publishers and record labels. Often, like in the case of Prince, these notices become invitations to renegotiate deals for more favorable royalty arrangements. But according to lawsuits filed Tuesday in New York federal court, in the face of hundreds of termination notices, UMG Recordings and Sony Music have “routinely and systematically refused to honor them.”

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