Tim McGraw Sued by Record Label for Copyright Infringement

Tim McGraw Sued by Record Label for Copyright Infringement

It seems everyone wants a piece of Tim McGraw, but one recording company doesn”t want to share the country crooner.

Curb Records recently filed a lawsuit alleging that the “One of Those Nights” singer and Big Machine Records infringed on its copyright.

Filed in Nashville, Tennessee, the complain claims Curb entered into an exclusive recording contract with the 46-year-old star in 1997 that has not yet expired.

However, on May 21, 2012, Big Machine entered into a recording agreement with the husband of Faith Hill, who recorded twenty songs with them.

Now, Curb is claiming ownership of all of the tunes, becuase they were made during their own contract. According to the suit, “McGraw recorded the Undelivered Masters before the expiration of the term of the Recording Agreement because the fifth Option Period Album has yet to be delivered to Curb Records. Curb Records, therefore, owns, exclusively, the Undelivered Masters, and the copyrights therein.”

In addition to ownership of all the masters, the company is asking for punitive and compensatory damages from both Tim and Big Machine Records.