Bob Marley Songs Entangled In Legal Dispute

Published April 15, 2014 by soundquake

Record companies in dispute over the ownership of someone else’s art. Dan greedy

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Bob Marley songs have become involved in a legal dispute. Two music companies are preparing for a legal battle over Bob Marley’s songs.

Chris Blackwell’s Blue Mountain Music is set to defend their alleged misattribution, and diversion of income, among other things, in an attempt to retrieve ‘No Woman, No Cry’ and other songs against plaintiff Cayman Music.

According to a release sent by Judy Totton Publicity the landmark trial is set to commence on May 12.

Cayman Music is the original, long-standing publisher for Bob Marley, one of the most successful reggae artistes of all time.

They represented his catalogue from 1967 to late 1976.

The defendants are the publishing arm of Island Records and sometime publisher of Bob Marley titles, from the mid-1970s to his death in May 1981.

Both publishers retain some of Marley’s work. Plaintiff Cayman Music was the publisher at the time the song was written…

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