Producer Alleges Warner Music, CEO Backed Out Of Contract

By Mike LaSusa (February 5, 2020, 6:55 PM EST) -- A music producer who's worked with Katy Perry, Rod Stewart and Lionel Richie filed suit Tuesday in Los Angeles court against Warner Music Group and Warner Records CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck, alleging the company wrongly backed out of a plan to hire him to a high-level post.

Producer Mike Flynn said Warner Music Group Corp. and Warner Records Inc. lied about the reasons for nixing plans to bring him on as a senior vice president of artists and repertoire, accusing Bay-Schuck of playing a role in the deception.

"Warner initially attempted to justify its decision to back out of the employment agreement...

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