Artist Four Tet took legal action against label Domino Recordings earlier this year, in a dispute over streaming royalty rates for recordings he released in the 2000s. Are the two parties figuring things out and finding a settlement? In a word: no.
“I’m so upset to see that @Dominorecordco have removed the 3 albums of mine they own from digital and streaming services. This is heartbreaking to me,” tweeted Four Tet(aka Kieran Hebden) this weekend. “Earlier this week Domino’s legal representative said they would remove my music from all digital services in order to stop the case progressing. I did not agree to them taking this action and I’m truly shocked that it has come to this.”
Domino has yet to comment: we’ll be reaching out to the label today to see if it has an official statement. With no prejudgment of the legal case itself, this is a sorry state of affairs for the label, for Four Tet and for fans alike.