Rock Band Freed From Recording Contract, Wins $4M Verdict

Law360, Chicago (November 22, 2016, 6:12 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal jury released Florida-based rock band A Day To Remember from a 2006 recording contract Tuesday, finding that the band had fulfilled the five-album deal and awarding its members $4 million in withheld proceeds from music and merchandise sales.

Following a two-week jury trial and a day and a half of deliberations, an eight-person jury returned a multipage verdict that largely favored the band, also known by the initials ADTR, in a legal dispute against record label Victory Records Inc. that began in 2011. 

The jury said that a couple of disputed recordings counted as albums for the purposes...

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