Kanye West Sues Roc-a-Fella Records & EMI Publishing


The lawsuits over his masters and publishing could also be an try to reclaim management over his profession.

Kanye West has filed a pair of lawsuits in what could also be an try to reclaim management over his profession. One is in opposition to EMI, the tune writer that has administered the rights to his songs since 2003, shortly earlier than the hip-hop star launched his debut album, The College Dropout. The different is in opposition to Roc-a-Fella Records, UMG Recordings, Def Jam and Bravado International Group.

The complaints filed on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court are nearly totally redacted and so the idea of his authorized actions are very mysterious. But there's no less than this…

"There now exists a dispute between Plaintiffs and Defendant EMI concerning the events' rights and obligations to 1 one other beneath the EMI Contract and Extensions."

Similar language is used to clarify the controversy over his recording agreements.

West is looking for declaratory reduction plus alleging unjust enrichment on the a part of the tune writer and document corporations. He's additionally looking for a switch of property. He's represented by Quinn Emanuel litigator Robert Schwartz.

More probably to come back.

This story was initially printed by The Hollywood Reporter.