Austerity Program and Hydra Head Settle Dispute
After weeks of uncertainty and difficulty, the Austerity Program, a NYC based duo, have happily settled their legal dispute with Boston’s Hydra Head Records.
The eleventh hour settlement came after long hours of difficult negotiations on both sides of the table. “I think in the end we realized that we all wanted the same thing,” said Gregory Mandryk, Esq., the band’s able attorney. “What we’ve come up with is a fair settlement that ensures the band will receive the protection for their music that they deserve without unduly punishing the label.”
While the details of the settlement are sealed, Mr. Mandryk says that all parties are satisfied with the way that things turned out. “Clearly, the one thing that everyone wants most is to ensure a smooth business transaction. That’s what this industry is all about, after all. What’s beneficial is that we can accomplish this primary goal in a way that doesn’t interfere with the secondary, creative, side of the music. Justice has been served and this band is well taken care of. Is yours?”
Mr. Mandryk said that the response he has received from other bands seeking advice has been overwhelming. “No doubt this is an important issue. I have been flooded with e-mails requesting information on this important aspect of the music industry. The requests have come from all segments of the industry - large music labels all the way down to small independent merchants such as grindcore.com.” Due to unanticipated volume of responses, Mr. Mandryk is currently soliciting resumes for assistance in servicing his new client base. Interested parties should send their resumes to email@example.com; no prior legal experience is necessary.
The Austerity Program is a two piece band from New York City. Their first recording, the “Terra Nova EP,” was released on March 25th and is available everywhere.
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