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Curb Records, Inc. v. Samuel T. McGraw
Citation:2012 WL 4377817.
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In March 1997, the parties entered into a recording agreement under which the defendant would provide his services exclusively for the plaintiff during the terms of the agreement. The agreement provided that the defendant would initially provide three albums. After the initial period, the defendant granted the plaintiff six options, each to extend the term of the agreement for one option period commencing immediately and continuing until 9 months the defendant’s delivery to the plaintiff all recording materials required during such option period. During each option period, the defendant was required to record and deliver enough material for 1 album of then customary playing time.The defendant recorded and delivered three albums during the initial period and one album during each of the four option periods. The plaintiff refused to accept the recording materials in satisfaction of the defendant’s contractual obligations for the fifth period.
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