March 11, 2008

A&E Doesn't Like the Way You Count

New York Supreme Court, New York County -- Complaint filed by A&E Television for breach of an administration agreement with Signature Sound, Inc., and subsequent breach of a termination agreement by defendants, who allegedly failed failed to forward the plaintiff quarterly statements of account with pay-outs itemized as is the custom of the television music industry for the musical works for which defendant was receiving royalties.

According to Defendant's website, they are "the most active music clearance and licensing company on the East Coast. We research music rights and secure all licenses and permissions for the use of copyrighted works and recordings on television, motion pictures, commercials, corporate productions and the Internet"

[A & E Television Networks v. Signature Sound Inc. aka North Hollow Music; Elliot Schrager; filed 3/10/2008; No. 08-600711]

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