Though not an ELLA case (the case actually predates ELLA), Ashlye has provided years of pro bono representation to these New Orleans musical legends in a royalty dispute with Tuff City Records. The case is complex, and has involved copyright, sampling, royalty payments and contract disputes among other issues tackled by Ashlye and co-counsel. The recent victory was a potentially precedent setting win for not only these two musicians, but countless others. For an explanation of the case from Offbeat, please click here:
Please join the Arts Council on congratulating Ashlye, Wardell, Smokey, and the rest of their legal team on this victory.