Judge Denies Valhall Production Motion to Stop First Dates
When the music industry gets involved in a lawsuit, it usually doesn’t result in a lot of money.
So it’s no surprise that Judge Robert M. Denham in California threw out a lawsuit by a recording company and its founder, Valhall Music, over the rights to the song “Love Me.”
He also ruled that the music company is not entitled to the “exemption” that allows artists to keep royalties from recordings that aren’t their own work.
Denley’s ruling, which was released in the San Francisco court of appeals, didn’t give Valhall much to celebrate.
The song is “not Valhall,” Denham wrote.
“It belongs to the people who made it.”
This isn’t the first time Denham has ruled in favor of music labels and artists in a copyright case.
Denahs ruling comes on the heels of a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit that found Valhall was not entitled under the Copyright Act to the exemption from the licensing rules that music labels enjoy.
That decision could affect music companies and artists everywhere.
Denha said Denham’s decision does not affect the music labels’ ability to get their songs licensed for radio.
In the 9-0 decision, Denham said the exemption doesn’t extend to “song lyrics or phrases” that “are used to sell or distribute the product or services that are represented as being produced by a label.”
Denham, who’s now retired, said he was deciding whether to appeal the 905 ruling and the 908 ruling from the 9 th Circuit.
In a letter to Denham and Valhall’s lawyer, Mandy Schumacher, Schumachers lawyers wrote: We believe that the Copyright Clause protects the creators of songs and lyrics and that it protects the producers of these songs and lyric phrases from being forced to license them under the rules that the 901 exemption applies to them.
The 906 ruling Denham made his decision before Valhall had filed its own lawsuit against Denham.
Valhall is appealing the ruling in California state court.
It also sued Denham for his order denying the label a license to distribute “Love” in the U.”s most popular music market, which is located in California, which includes California’s largest cities and has a population of more than 7 million people,” according to the Los Angeles Times.