Songstress Anita Baker Successfully Orchestrates Unprecedented Record Label Transfer; Leaves Elektra Records for Atlantic Records
Baker, who recently signed a new Atlantic Records recording contract, a multi-million dollar package, on September 5, 1996, in Detroit with Atlantic representatives arriving at her attorney Gregory J. Reed's office. Baker had been unhappy with Elektra's promotion of her last album "Rhythm of Love," which achieved platinum status, and masterminded the transfer when she filed suit against Elektra for breaches of contract and other issues and sought to remedy the situation by requesting a transfer to another WEA Entertainment Group label. The company consistently refused to transfer Baker for a year. Finally, the company yielded to Baker and all parties are happier now.
Detroit-based attorney Gregory J. Reed handled the transactional work and closed the deal and anchored the New York litigation. West coast counsel Gerry Fox of Los Angeles firm Fox & Spillane coordinated the litigation.
Baker signed a five album deal with Atlantic although the recording company originally sought a nine album contract. The Atlantic contract also pairs Baker with visionary Artegum who was responsible for Atlantic signing of Aretha Franklin, Brandy and Hootie and the Blowfish.
SOURCE New National Publishing Co.
/CONTACT: Janice Hardnett of New National Publishing, 313-961-3580/
CO: Elektra Entertainment; Atlantic Records ST: Michigan IN: ENT SU:
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|Date:||Sep 6, 1996|
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