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Grammy Award-winning artist HER files a lawsuit to leave her record company MBK Entertainment

Grammy Award-winning artist HER files a lawsuit to leave her record company MBK Entertainment

  • The 24-year-old singer-songwriter is suing MBK, run by her longtime manager Jeff Robinson, for the rights to her music catalog
  • The Slide singer originally signed with Robinson and the label in 2011 when she was only 14
  • The documents show that she is being sued for “declarative relief and violation of the business and professions code”
  • Last week he filed a lawsuit in the California State Superior Court in Los Angeles County
  • According to the documents, the contract that HER had initially signed made her an “exclusive employee”
  • Which ended the last 15 months after May 19, 2011, or 12 months after the U.S. commercial release of Wilson’s first contracted album, and up to five additional option periods of more than one year each.
  • She also claimed in the lawsuit that Robinson, who previously managed Alicia Keyes, fired the law firm that first represented her.
  • He has released five EPs since 2016 and a series of singles since the early 2010s. He has won an Oscar and five Grammy Awards

HER filed a lawsuit against record company MBK Entertainment, according to Variety.

The 24-year-old singer-songwriter is suing MBK, run by her longtime manager Jeff Robinson, for the rights to her music catalog.

The Slide singer originally signed with Robinson and the label in 2011 when she was only 14.

Legal affair: HER filed a lawsuit against record company MBK Entertainment, according to Variety (pictured April 2022)

Legal affair: HER filed a lawsuit against record company MBK Entertainment, according to Variety (pictured April 2022)

The outlet cited legal documents reported by The Blast showing it is suing for “declaratory relief and violation of the code of business and professions.”

Last week he filed a lawsuit in the California State Superior Court in Los Angeles County.

According to the documents, the contract that HER had initially signed made her an “exclusive employee” which “ended after 15 months after May 19, 2011, or 12 months after the commercial release in the United States of Wilson’s first contracted album. and up to five additional Option Periods of over one year each. ‘

Cause: The 24-year-old singer-songwriter is suing MBK, run by her longtime manager Jeff Robinson, for the rights to her music catalog (pictured March 2021)

Cause: The 24-year-old singer-songwriter is suing MBK, run by her longtime manager Jeff Robinson, for the rights to her music catalog (pictured March 2021)

Former client: Robinson represented Alicia Keyes (pictured June 2022)

Former client: Robinson represented Alicia Keyes (pictured June 2022)

Her lawyers say she believed she was an exclusive employee “past the current date [May 19, 2011] and potentially up to much longer, as each Option Period is tied to a commercial release by MBK of a record album. ‘

She also claimed in the lawsuit that Robinson, who previously managed Alicia Keyes, fired the law firm that first represented her.

“Robinson arranged for his own attorneys to represent Wilson in the negotiation of subsequent contracts, including publishing and touring deals,” the lawsuit reads.

He went on to say that “those attorneys made 5% of the deals they negotiated, but they didn’t have a written compensation agreement or a conflict waiver signed by Wilson, and said they performed the services” as a favor “to their client. Robinson who was paid a 20% commission for each of these offers. ‘

Presumably taking control: She also claimed in the lawsuit that Robinson, who previously managed Alicia Keyes, had fired the law firm that first represented her (pictured right, March 2021)

Presumably taking control: She also claimed in the lawsuit that Robinson, who previously managed Alicia Keyes, had fired the law firm that first represented her (pictured right, March 2021)

Debut Album: The California native released her first studio album titled Back of My Mind last June (pictured in April 2022 with Lenny Kravitz)

Debut Album: The California native released her first studio album titled Back of My Mind last June (pictured in April 2022 with Lenny Kravitz)

She also said she believed MBK “significantly limited” her rights as an employee while representing her.

The Best Part singer argues that, due to California Labor Code 2855 which “prohibits the performance beyond seven years of a contract (such as the Agreement) to render services of a special, unique, extraordinary or intellectual nature”, her contract should be considered void.

He is reportedly seeking a “judicial statement that the agreement is voidable and may not be enforced against the plaintiff under California law to the extent that he claims to seek the plaintiff’s services after May 18, 2019”.

The Californian released her first studio album entitled Back of My Mind last June.

He has released five EPs since 2016 and a series of singles since the early 2010s. He has won an Oscar and five Grammy Awards.

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