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UMG Recordings Is Sued For Not Renewing Arizona Office of Tourism Music Contract

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, August 9 –  Maspeth Music and Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, signed a deal in 2015 to distribute the music of Matt Simons.

But the license for a $34,500 a year contract with the Arizona Office of Tourism was not renewed. A lawsuit ensued.         

    On August 9, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge John G. Koeltl held a proceeding. Inner City Press covered it.

  Judge Koeltl asked if the parties would agree to try the case before Magistrate Judge James Cott - and a jury, he hastened to add. But the plaintiff said No. 

  Judge Koeltl said that the parties in the Mediation Program would not get to choose either.

A pre-trial order is due on April 14, 2022 and must be trial ready on 48 hours notice, 14 days after that.

The case is Maspeth Music BV v. Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc., 21-cv-4095 (Koeltl)


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