A music company in another state recently claimed that a rap artist breached its contract with the company by canceling a performance he was supposed to give at a festival organized by the company. The company has also accused the artist of fraud, claiming that the rap artist stole more than $200,000 from it. It has therefore filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the artist’s business. Likewise, business owners who believe that they are victims of breach of contract in Massachusetts have the right to take legal action.
In the recent out-of-state case, Empire Music Ventures asserted that rapper Travis Scott and his business, The Odd Group, had agreed for the rapper to headline a music festival this year. Empire was going to pay him $400,000 for a performance lasting 75 minutes. At the time of the alleged agreement, Empire paid him a deposit totaling more than $200,000.
However, less than one month later, the artist’s team reportedly canceled his performance without providing an explanation. As a result, Empire reported that it had to cancel its festival. However, the artist reportedly did not repay the $200,000-plus.
A breach of contract situation, where one party does not perform in accordance with his or her agreement with another person, can easily cause financial harm to the second party. Fortunately, the harmed party can file a lawsuit against the person who allegedly committed the breach of contract, seeking damages. To prevail in such a suit, the plaintiff must prove that the value of the contract entered into was destroyed and that he or she suffered a financial loss due to the breach. An attorney in Massachusetts can help the plaintiff to achieve this in the civil court system.