Le­gal ea­gles in hen fight over Jaziel Bros

Sunday World - - News - NOR­MAN MASUNGWINI

Award-win­ning Afro-pop duo Jaziel Broth­ers’ con­trac­tual dis­pute with their record­ing com­pany has mor­phed into a le­gal bat­tle.

The duo have in­structed their le­gal rep­re­sen­ta­tive Graeme Gil­fil­lan to get a clear­ance from Sheer Sound af­ter the lat­ter al­legedly re­fused to re­lease them.

A record com­pany ex­ec­u­tive tells Sun­day World that the duo is al­legedly no longer happy at the record com­pany and wants out.

Af­ter Gil­fil­lan’s let­ter, the record com­pany al­legedly re­fused to re­lease them, ar­gu­ing that the group still owes them an al­bum.

The record com­pany’s boss says Jaziel Broth­ers ar­gued that they had signed a three-year deal, while the com­pany claims they have a three-al­bum deal.

Sheer Sound di­rec­tor Da­mon Forbes says: “There is a signed li­cens­ing agree­ment doc­u­ment be­tween the record la­bel and Jaziel Mu­sic Pro­duc­tions in place. “It de­tails de­liv­ery of three al­bums through Sheer Sound.”

Forbes says to date only two al­bums have been de­liv­ered.

Gil­fil­lan de­nies the story, say­ing the three-year li­cence agree­ment be­tween Jaziel Mu­sic Pro­duc­tions and Sheer Sound ended in 2010.

“The terms of a li­cence agree­ment have ended,” Gil­fil­lan says.

ma­sung­winin@sun­day­world.co.za

Picture by Vathiswa Ruselo

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