The Lumineers sued by ex band member Jason Van DykeBy Matt Miller | May 29th, 2014 | No Comments »
In a complaint filed on May 22 in New Jersey federal court, Van Dyke claims that he helped with recordings, live performances and songwriting starting in 2008 until the band moved to Colorado in 2009, according to court documents.
During this time, Van Dyke claims he was told that he would be an equal partner and promised co-authorship on songs. Additionally, the lawsuit says Van Dyke was denied copyright, trademark and SoundExchange registrations. Van Dyke says he co-authored nine songs, including “Scotland” and “Gun Song.”
Van Dyke is seeking monetary compensation of more than $1 million, along with co-authorship on the songs he allegedly helped record.
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