Lynn Goldsmith Two weeks ago, singer-songwriter Carly Simon received the…
- Posted on Dec 9th 2010 8:42PM by Benjy Eisen
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In 2009, Simon was hoping to join the likes of Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell when she signed a deal with Starbucks' Hear Music label. That agreement would've placed Simon's album on display cases near the coffee chain's checkout counters -- a move which proved surprisingly successful for her peers. Less than a week before her album's scheduled release, however, Starbucks pulled the plug on its foray into the music business.
Simon contends that Starbucks was responsible for disclosing such information to her as it was unfolding, as its outcome had a significant negative impact on her album sales. Starbucks maintains that Hear Music was an intermediate distributer and Simon's contract was with them, not the coffee chain directly.
After dismissing the case this past April, a judge in a Los Angeles District Court again rejected Simon's lawsuit.