Courtney Love and Universal Music Group Reach Legal Settlement – News Release

Courtney Love and Universal Music Group (UMG) announced they have settled all of their legal disputes. UMG will waive any rights to future recordings from Ms. Love. As part of the settlement, Ms. Love and the other members of the Cobain estate have granted UMG permission to release new Nirvana packages, including a compilation album with a never-before-released track, a box set and rarities album. Separate permissions were obtained from the surviving members of Nirvana.

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The Big-Game Hunter’s Big Gamble – Los Angeles Times

The corporate decor at Universal Music Group is high-tech modern, but here, in the Santa Barbara law offices of A. Barry Cappello, it’s the Wild West. To the left is a rattlesnake, coiled and ready to strike. To the right is a bronze statue of a bucking bronco. A muffled hysteria unspools as faxes, phones and modems transmit the breaking news about Cappello’s high-profile entertainment case against UMG. Overlooking all this is a striking William Koerner painting that depicts a stickup.

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