Tim McGraw Wins Court Appeal
September 26, 2012 at 1:42 PM (PT)
The TENNESSEAN reports that BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP artist TIM MCGRAW will be allowed to continue recording music with BMLG, according to a TENNESSEE Court of Appeals ruling.
MCGRAW's former label, CURB RECORDS, had previously sought to block MCGRAW from recording with BMLG due to MCGRAW's breach of conract with CURB. Specifically, McGraw was required to space albums out by 18 months, however the “Emotional Traffic” album was released in less time than that. CURB feels that the release of two albums so soon after the other, resulted in monetary damage to the label.
McGraw counter-claims that each time he attempted to fullfill CURB's timing obligations, the label would release a greatest hits compiliation, that would prolong his ability to release new music, and thereby keeping him on CURB's roster longer.
TENNESSEE appeals Judge ANDY BENNETT wrote, “ ... even though MCGRAW is undisputedly an entertainer offering unique and extraordinary services, the trial court did not err in finding that there was no irreparable harm, or in exercising its discretion to conclude that injunctive relief was not appropriate.”
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