Judge Tosses Recording Star, Kesha's Contract Dispute Claim

On behalf of The Law Office of Lynnette Ariathurai, A Professional Corporationposted in Contract Disputes on Monday, February 22, 2016.

Recording artists in California and throughout the United States often enter into written agreements with producers, managers, personal agents and others. Such arrangements are typical in the professional life of a singer or musician. When a contract dispute arises, as did recently between recording star Kesha and her producer, an artist's work may be greatly affected. Most want to seek expeditious and positive resolutions to their legal problems so as to have as little negative impact as possible on their careers.

The recent situation occurred when Kesha filed for an injunction regarding a contract she has with Sony. Apparently, she was seeking permission to record music with other companies, outside her existing contract. She also accused the producer with whom she is under contract at Sony of sexually abusing her.

The producer adamantly denied the allegations. Reportedly, the producer in question told the court that he has already given the recording artist permission to record outside his control. He added that he has personally invested more than $60 million in her career. He suggested that the singer was merely trying to stir up trouble because she is feeling frustrated that her career has not been progressing as she had hoped.

When a contract dispute prevents a California music artist, business owner or private citizen from achieving full potential in a certain line of work, it may be advisable to seek assistance from a business and commercial law attorney. An experienced professional can examine a contract and make certain that all legal terms and obligations therein are clearly understood. An attorney would also be able to provide various options toward seeking a swift and complete resolution to the problem, either through negotiations with the other party or through litigated proceedings when necessary.

Source: abc7ny.com, "Judge throws out Kesha's contract dispute case in Lower Manhattan", Mark Crudele, Feb. 19, 2016


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