Legal eagles in hen fight over Jaziel Bros
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.
WANT OUT: The Jaziel Brothers.