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AML Exclusive: (Document) Sony Africa v. Ycee’s Tinny Entertainment Breach of Contract Memo

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This document was sent to me regarding the Sony-Africa Tinny Entertainment licensing deal. Tinny Entertainment is home to Ycee, known for his hit single ‘Juice’. The document shows there has been a back and forth between the parties with no resolution of the issues surrounding their licensing relationship. It also, in my view, could mean that Sony Africa may soon make an offensive move in an attempt to control its brand reputation/narrative in the region. Let’s see what happens. In the meantime, read the breach of contract allegations from Tinny Entertainment to Sony Africa below.

-Ms. Uduak

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Africa Music Law™

AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law blog and podcast show by Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer Ms. Uduak Oduok empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Ms. Uduak is also a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her law firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. She has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts and handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa, and Asia.

Her work and contributions to the creative industry have been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association, The American University School of Law and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA including ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the prestigious Academy of Arts University in San Francisco.
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