Tuesday, August 12, 2008
There is a lot of writings and things of the recently filed lawsuit by Kristen Hall against Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland.
The best discussion on this I have seen is over on The 9513. You can read that here It has a lot of good links to the history of Hall's leaving and such.
If you wish to read the actual lawsuit, TMZ.com has it posted, click here
I'm not going to actually voice my opinion in the actual lawsuit here, I believe that is left up to the lawyers and the court to do.
However, it does bring up a point that a lot of people really don't think about that much when they listen to music, buy downloads/albums, and merchandise related to music. The point is that even though it is a form of entertainment and an art, it is still a business. There is always going to be that intricate portion of the music business. Yes, most of the artists that perform are recording and touring because they dearly love creating and sharing music. However, they would not be able to do it if there wasn't a way to make the money it takes to support their families, lives. That goes for not just the artist themselves, but every single person that goes into the production, promotion, distribution of the music. It is a business, and its one that everyone involved in the business is proud to be apart of.
Now, arguments happen. It is nothing wrong with that, its apart of life. In the business side of the industry, when arguments can't be worked out, that's when the courts step in. There is nothing wrong with that. 2 sides see things differently. No more than that, no less. The courts will decide the outcome of the situation.
There arguments all the time in all the other aspects of music, however, those arguments (for the most part) are behind the scenes and are worked out between managers and people that are entrusted to be in the best interest of the artist. But, when a lawsuit comes about it makes news. Why? Because the argument is public. Its written down in black and white and the argument is heard in the public.
The Sugarland case was just filed, you can read the entire 12 pages at the above link to get a full understanding of the issue at hand, and when more information is available, I will let you know.