Most people, from California to the East Coast, know that the music industry relies on a series of contracts and agreements between individuals and companies that not only establish the responsibilities for each party, but determine how people will be paid for their work as well. It's a part of the industry where if any one of its moving pieces isn't working right, it can impact a number of people.
Few people realize how important contractual agreements are until they find that they have been violated. This was certainly the case for two business partners who believe they missed out on thousands, if not millions, of dollars in royalties and advances when their former business partner wrote them out of a publishing company. Now they are fighting back in the form of a lawsuit.