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Kittie File Suit Against Artemis Records

By Tokemaster General, Contributor
Tuesday, April 1, 2003 @ 7:24 AM


Band Says Label Breached Contr

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NEW YORK - Canadian metal band Kittie and their producer, Garth Richardson, have filed suit against the band's record company, Artemis Records, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, citing numerous counts of breach of contract.

The suit, filed on Monday, March 31 in New York City, names Sheridan Square Entertainment, LLC - parent company of Artemis Records, the label to which Kittie is signed - as defendant.

Artemis is led by Chairman Danny Goldberg, Co-chairman Michael Chambers, and President Daniel Glass.

The band and producer made the decision to file the lawsuit after their auditing company, McGladrey & Pullen, reported that the band was owed nearly $900,000 in royalties and other compensation in accordance with the current contract's prescribed accounting methods. Additionally, the audit revealed that Garth is owed over $120,000.

"The band is very disappointed that this process has to take place," said David Lander of K.M.A. Entertainment, Kittie's management company. “This suit should not come as a surprise to Artemis, as Garth and Kittie have been demanding that monies owed be rectified since the audit’s completion."

"On behalf of Kittie and their producer Garth Richardson, we look forward to swift court action based on the clear results of the audit," said Charles Joseph, Esq., of Joseph & Hertzfeld, the band’s litigator.

Added the band’s music attorney, Susan Abramovitch of Goodman and Carr, LLP : "It is unfortunate that there still exist cases where a record label can short change its artists.’’


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