August 31, 2022
“It felt beautiful, and it gives me peace knowing that there is a clear road moving forward.”
Larry Heard and Robert Owens have won their legal battle against Trax Records, The Guardian reports.
In a federal lawsuit first filed against Trax Records on Tuesday the 23rd June, Heard and Owens accused the label of copyright infringement and unpaid royalties on iconic tracks, including ‘Can You Feel It’, ‘Bring Down The Walls’, and ‘Washing Machine.’
At the time, Trax president Rachael Cain’s laywer stated, to 5Mag, that the company had been trying to pay their royalties, but had not received the necessary funds from Canadian investor Casablanca Trax.
The pair were originally suing for damages of at least £800,000; however, as the label remains unable to pay this, Trax has instead transferred the publishing rights and masters back to Heard and Owens.
“It felt beautiful, and it gives me peace knowing that there is a clear road moving forward,” Owens told The Guardian.
“I’ve seen the destruction that often occurs in this music industry, so I feel blessed and grateful for all those that have been here in my life, helping me through this journey, who wanted to correct something wrong.”
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