Firm launches case against Sony Music Entertainment o nbehalf of folk-rock legents The Lovin' Spoonful
November 14, 2011 -- PE&G was recently retained to bring an action on behalf of Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Lovin' Spoonful and its record producer, Erik Jacobsen, against Sony Music Entertainment, relating to the label's royalty accounting practices. In a period of less than three years during the mid-1960's, the band, with Jacobsen at the producing helm (he is often credited as the "Fifth Spoonful"), recorded and released one classic single after another, including "Do You Believe in Magic?,""You Didn't Have to Be So Nice," and the band's biggest hit, "Summer in the City." Taken together, the band's output during this period constituted a run of ten Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive singles that placed inside Billboard's Top 10. A royalty examination conducted on behalf of the band and Jacobsen recently revealed several irregularities in the label's accounting practices; many of those irregularities relate to the treatment of digital music.