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James Murphy Suing former DFA Partner Tim Goldsworthy



Contrary to common belief running an electronic music imprint doesn’t always appear to be a bed of roses and it’s not only Hip Hop and R&B that has it’s fair share of disputes within modern music.  Outwardly DFA Records seemed the happiest of campers but with news that LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy is suing fellow label founder Tim Goldsworth it appears beneath the surface all was not well.

After founding the label in 2001 alongside Goldsworth and Jonathon Galkin, the LCD Soundsystem frontman has revealed that he is suing the former for $94,000 accusing him of “failing to perform services he was paid for, owing outstanding loans, improperly using the company credit card and making unauthorized withdrawals from its bank accounts”.

The lawsuit was filed on Friday March 1 in Manhattan Civil Supreme Court, and claims that ”attempts to amicably resolve this matter were rebuffed” by Goldsworthy. We hate it when things get ugly at DT and  it seems this one could be set to run and run. We hope they can work it out and so on a brighter note suggest we you listen to some LCD Soundsystem!

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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