Smashing Pumpkins Sue Chyrsalis Music Group
January 10, 1997
Billy Corgan, James Iha, and D'Arcy Wretzky of the Smashing Pumpkins have filed a lawsuit against their music publishing company, Chrysalis Music
Group, for declaratory relief, rescission, and damages for breach of contract, as well as slander of title, among other claims. The suit, filed Jan. 9 in Los Angeles Superior Court, also names Cinderful Music and Cellophane Star Music, Corgan and Iha's music publishing companies, respectively, as plaintiffs.
The Smashing Pumpkins, who signed a publishing deal with Chrysalis Music in 1992 for North American rights for four albums, claim that their contract with the company is now void, yet Chrysalis has "received vast sums of money from its exploitation of publishing rights in the compositions" of five, not four, albums. The suit also claims that Chrysalis is demanding the North American publishing rights to two more albums from the Smashing Pumpkins.
Chrysalis Music Group's response to the lawsuit was "No comment."
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