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Thread started 06/17/17 11:10am

BartVanHemelen

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"Universal Gets To Peek at Warner's Contract With Prince"

http://www.billboard.com/...ith-prince

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For months, Universal Music Group has been pushing for a refund on its $31 million purchase of some of Prince’srecorded-music rights amid growing uncertainty over whether its deal conflicts with rights that Warner Music Group already owns.

Now, UMG will be able to decide for itself.

In a court order Friday, a judge granted UMG access to WMG’s 2014 contract with the late pop star, a confidential document that UMG hasn’t previously seen, sources tell Billboard.

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Click the link for the whole article.

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Reply #1 posted 06/17/17 11:16am

Doozer

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Thanks Bart.

Personally, I'm hoping they review the contract and are satisfied that they're getting what they paid for so that, for once, there can be some clear direction for this whole mess.

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Reply #2 posted 06/17/17 11:19am

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Doozer said:

Thanks Bart.

Personally, I'm hoping they review the contract and are satisfied that they're getting what they paid for so that, for once, there can be some clear direction for this whole mess.


I agree, but what are the chances of that happening...
Someone's in my body, someone's in my body...
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Reply #3 posted 06/17/17 11:24am

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Doozer said:

Thanks Bart.

Personally, I'm hoping they review the contract and are satisfied that they're getting what they paid for so that, for once, there can be some clear direction for this whole mess.

Hopefully that will happen because UMG has not exploited Ps music since February or March 2017.

However, I can see Warner Bros saying UMG's interpretation of the contract will infringe upon their rights and then threaten to file a lawsuit.

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Reply #4 posted 06/17/17 11:49am

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Doozer said:

Thanks Bart.

Personally, I'm hoping they review the contract and are satisfied that they're getting what they paid for so that, for once, there can be some clear direction for this whole mess.


Yes, thanks Bart.

I'm with Doozer. The sooner this stuff gets sorted out the better so we can get on with getting stuff out.


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Reply #5 posted 06/17/17 11:59am

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Reply #6 posted 06/17/17 12:12pm

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Read the ruling.
ONLY attorneys will be able to review the unredacted contracts.
UMG executives will not see the confidential portions or anything else they have not yet seen.
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Reply #7 posted 06/17/17 1:48pm

BartVanHemelen

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The odd thing is: if you search this title in Google, the link you get is http://www.billboard.com/...ith-prince -- yet that one won't work. The correct link (the one I posted above is the "AMP" one) is http://www.billboard.com/...ith-prince .

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(If you don't know what AMP is: https://www.ampproject.org/ .)

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Reply #8 posted 06/17/17 6:25pm

Laydown

thanks

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Reply #9 posted 06/17/17 6:27pm

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ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

Doozer said:

Thanks Bart.

Personally, I'm hoping they review the contract and are satisfied that they're getting what they paid for so that, for once, there can be some clear direction for this whole mess.

Hopefully that will happen because UMG has not exploited Ps music since February or March 2017.

However, I can see Warner Bros saying UMG's interpretation of the contract will infringe upon their rights and then threaten to file a lawsuit.

Unfortunatly, I can see WB suing as well. They have already obtained an attorney and if I remember correctly WB reached out to UMG to say Houston we have a problem.

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Reply #10 posted 06/18/17 11:07pm

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Here I was thinking AMP was alt.music.prince. Ah well, times change, acronyms take on new meanings.

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Reply #11 posted 06/20/17 2:51pm

darkroman

It's crazy that hot-shot lawyers, who should be at the tp of their game, are paid millions but can still stuff things up.

It's such a mess!

Great article - thanks for the link!


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Reply #12 posted 06/20/17 4:49pm

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Spooky Electric is back.

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Reply #13 posted 06/21/17 10:33pm

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What happened to the Estate tbread?
“Do I dare Disturb the universe?”
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“Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it”
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Reply #14 posted 06/22/17 11:32am

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What happened to the Estate tbread?

It is being moderated eek

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Reply #15 posted 06/22/17 11:35am

laurarichardso
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http://www.mncourts.gov/InReTheEstateofPrinceRogersNelson.aspx

Letter from Breamer asking to be let go from future preceedings as they have not committed any fraud.

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