Universal Blames Junior Employee In £4M Music License Suit

By Joanne Faulkner (October 13, 2021, 7:01 PM BST) -- Record label Universal has said that a junior employee ultimately dismissed for gross misconduct was not authorized to sign a license agreement with a London media company, hitting back in the media company's £4.2 million ($5.7 million) lawsuit.

A license agreement allegedly secured by Elm Street Media Productions Ltd. for the copyright of audio tracks owned by Universal Media Group is not binding, the record label told the High Court in a defense dated Sept. 30, which has just been made public.

The London-based television and media company said it secured the rights to recordings by bands, including Motörhead and Squeeze, for...

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