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Trax Records: Larry Heard and Richard Owens sue for $1m 'unpaid' royalties

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

A lawsuit accuses the house label of ‘masquerading as paternalistic benefactors' for ‘musicians hungry for their first break' The foundational house music producers Larry Heard and Richard Owens are suing Trax Records for allegedly unpaid royalties. In a federal copyright infringement lawsuit filed in Illinois on 23 June, Heard and Owens accuse the legendary house label of “building its catalogue by taking advantage of unsophisticated but creative house music artists and songwriters by having them sign away their copyrights to their musical works for paltry amounts of money up front and...
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