Stay up-to-date with all that's new at dancehallreggaeworld.com, Click Here to subscribe for my updates and don't miss a thing!

Florida company Tammi Music Limited slapped with Burning Spear lawsuit

Grammy award-winning reggae veteran, Burning Spear, is the latest entertainer to file a lawsuit against an international music company over royalties.

Born Winston Rodney, Burning Spear recently dropped a lawsuit in a New York state court targeting a Fort Lauderdale music company known as Tammi Music Limited. The legal action follows Tammi Music's failure to honour a deal with the musician in which Spear would earn back the rights to some of his songs through a sale.

According to a report from The Broward Palm Beach New Times, the lawsuit alleges that before July 2014, Tammi Music Limited owned the copyrights to 63 Burning Spear songs. That same month, Burning Spear and the Fort Lauderdale music company allegedly inked a deal stating that the musician would get "all rights, title, and interest" to those recordings.

The possession of these rights would have entitled the musician to all "income deriving therefrom". The lawsuit doesn't say how much Burning Spear paid for the rights to the 63 songs. As part of the deal, the musician was allowed to perform a financial audit of the music company within a year of the signing, however, according to the lawsuit, Tammi Music Limited never handed over the legal documents to transfer the rights.

It also states that the company didn't allow the musician access to the records to perform the audit. The legal complaint says Burning Spear had to go around the company to contact people using the music directly, personally informing the user that the musician was now to receive royalties.

According to news report, despite notices in early 2015 about the company's breach of contract, as of the filing, Tammi Music Limited still has not handed over the rights to the music.

In November 2014, Burning Spear appeared in a YouTube video in which he called out the music company for bootlegging his catalogue.The video is no longer on YouTube. Earlier this month, the musician used Facebook to address the issue, stating that with his team of attorneys, he was in good hands.

"We are in litigation, our attorney advised us to remove certain posts and YouTube videos. Today, I am so blessed. Burning Spear is well represented by a group of professional litigation attorneys, so we are in very good hands."

source:jamaica-gleaner.com

Return to Dancehall Reggae music homepage from Florida company Tammi Music limited slapped with Burning Spear lawsuit page

New! Talk to me
Was the information helpful? Something needs changing? I welcome your feedback here.

Read more...

Recommended for you...

Please send us your Feedback, News, Photos, Press Releases, Music and/or Videos to our WhatsApp Number: 1-876-395-8008 or Email: info@dancehallreggaeworld.com

Not what you are looking for? Search the web for more Dancehall Reggae music information below...

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Also connect with Dancehallreggaeworld.com on Social Media: 
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

XThank You!

What's New?  
Click Here
to see the VERY latest articles and features.
 

Promote Your Song or Riddim with us FREE! Click here for more information.

Recent Article

  1. Raw Raw Riddim produced by Sheldon Kaine Music

    Oct 18, 19 01:49 PM

    Raw Raw Riddim produced by Sheldon Kaine Music Conquer the Globe productions & Sheldon Kaine Music presents the Raw Raw Riddim. The juggling was released

    Read More

  2. Best Reggae Drum Beats

    Oct 18, 19 12:30 PM

    Reggae Drum Beats the pulse behind Reggae and Dancehall music genre. The quote which best describes Reggae music is "When The Music Hits You, You Feel No Pain".

    Read More

  3. Louie Rankin aka Teddy Bruck Shut is Dead

    Oct 18, 19 11:20 AM

    Veteran dancehall artiste Leonard Forbes aka Louis Rankin aka Teddy Bruck Shut, actor and dancehall artiste passed due to fatal accident he was involved

    Read More

  4. Louie Rankin - Typewriter Lyrics

    Oct 18, 19 11:17 AM

    Jahcrow heart talk Nuh typewriter start bark No '45 nah bark A who Louie ah talk Follow me Original gun come to Boom it up Louie Rankin deh a mi fren'

    Read More

  5. Most Popular Dancehall Dance Moves

    Oct 17, 19 10:47 PM

    Dancehall Dance Moves - What or which one is your favourite of all time?, From the early days of Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae and Dancehall music, Jamaican artists having been

    Read More

[?]Subscribe To This Site
  • XML RSS
  • follow us in feedly
  • Add to My Yahoo!