Blues artist Lady A has responded to country band Lady A’s lawsuit

Blues artist Lady A has responded to country band Lady A’s
lawsuit, Shop Ticket Snatchers

Blues artist Lady A has responded to country band Lady A’s
lawsuit, Shop Ticket Snatchers

Blues artist Anita White, who has performed under Lady A for
over a decade, has responded to the
l
awsuit
filed by country band Lady A
(formerly known as Lady
Antebellum).

The band revealed in a statement that negotiations about the
name with White had come to a stand-still. The grounds for the suit
were based on an “attempt to enforce purported trademark
rights.” The moniker of Lady A is referred to by the band as “a
mark that Plaintiffs have held for more than a decade.”

“[R]eluctantly we have come to the conclusion that we need to
ask a court to affirm our right to continue to use the name,” the
band said.

The band
changed the name from Lady Antebellum
in June 2020 due to
racist connotations, after 14 years of performing under it.

The suit acknowledged that White had been performing under the
name Lady A since at least 2010. White
previously alleged
she’s used the moniker for over 20
years.

In a
new interview withVulture
, White said that she had been unable
to upload new singles to streaming services using the name Lady
A.

White claimed she had planned to use half of the settlement
payment to help her re-brand. White would then set aside the other
half to support independent Black artists.

“Five million dollars is nothing,†White said.

“I’m actually worth more than that, regardless of what they
think.â€

White categorised the actions of the band as “another white
person trying to take something from a Black person.â€

“If you want to be an advocate or an ally, you help those who
you’re oppressing,†she said.

“I am not going to be erased.â€

White also alleged both parties were in talks to record a song
together. On June 30, however, the band sent a contract that White
claims “had no substance.â€

“It said that we would coexist and that they would use their
best efforts to assist me,†White said.

“I had suggested… they go by… Lady A The Band, and I could
be Lady A The Artist, but they didn’t want to.â€

Lady A, the band, have yet to respond to White’s claims.

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artist Lady A has responded to country band Lady A’s lawsuit

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Blues artist Anita White, who has performed under Lady A for
over a decade, has responded to the
lawsuit
filed by country band Lady A (formerly known as Lady
Antebellum).
The band revealed in a statement that negotiations about the
name with White had come to a stand-still. The grounds for the suit
were based on an “attempt to enforce purported trademark
rights.” The moniker of Lady A is referred to by the band as “a
mark that Plaintiffs have held for more than a decade.”
“[R]eluctantly we have come to the conclusion that we need to
ask a court to affirm our right to continue to use the name,” the
band said.
The band
changed the name from Lady Antebellum in June 2020 due to
racist connotations, after 14 years of performing under it.
The suit acknowledged that White had been performing under the
name Lady A since at least 2010. White
previously alleged she’s used the moniker for over 20
years.
In a
new interview withVulture, White said that she had been unable
to upload new singles to streaming services using the name Lady
A.

White claimed she had planned to use half of the settlement
payment to help her re-brand. White would then set aside the other
half to support independent Black artists.
“Five million dollars is nothing,†White said.
“I’m actually worth more than that, regardless of what they
think.â€
White categorised the actions of the band as “another white
person trying to take something from a Black person.â€
“If you want to be an advocate or an ally, you help those who
you’re oppressing,†she said.
“I am not going to be erased.â€
White also alleged both parties were in talks to record a song
together. On June 30, however, the band sent a contract that White
claims “had no substance.â€
“It said that we would coexist and that they would use their
best efforts to assist me,†White said.
“I had suggested… they go by… Lady A The Band, and I could
be Lady A The Artist, but they didn’t want to.â€
Lady A, the band, have yet to respond to White’s claims.
The post Blues
artist Lady A has responded to country band Lady A’s lawsuit
appeared first on NME Music News,
Reviews, Videos, Galleries, Tickets and Blogs | NME.COM.

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