Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New Edition Sued by Former Managers for $500,000

According to NY Daily News, The former managers for R&B group New Edition slammed the singers with a lawsuit Tuesday.  Benchmark Entertainment, whose founders have managed the likes of Will Smith, Erykah Badu, Green Day and Smashing Pumpkins, said they signed up Bobby Brown and his bandmates in 2012 and got them three concerts last year plus a larger reunion tour this year. 


Benchmarks’ founders, Steven Greener, Kevin Gasser and John Hammond, were paid their fee of 12.5% of the concert revenue last year, but last month, Brown and the group fired them and refused to pay them for any work they did in getting this year’s show on the road, they say in papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.  Benchmark’s team says it is owed at least $500,000 for all their work — setting up radio interviews, photo shoots, merchandising deals, hiring a publicist, nailing down locations.  Brown’s agents did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
Sidebar: I hope this is not true especially since they claimed they were ripped off several times in this industry. It would be a shame to turn around and be guilty of the same thing. We will see.  

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