According to Billboard, Prosthetic Records has filed suit against distributor Razor & Tie. The suit centers on a disagreement regarding the expiration date of Razor & Tie’s contract with Prosthetic, and alleges Razor & Tie failed to comply with parts of the distribution agreement.
In the suit, Prosthetic claims that its distribution agreement with Razor & Tie expired on Jan. 1, 2010, and is of no further force and effect, other than those obligations that run from Razor & Tie to Prosthetic following the expiration of the term of the Distribution Agreement, and is not binding on Prosthetic. According to the complaint filed by Prosthetic, Razor & Tie claims the agreement has not expired.
Prosthetic also claims that Razor & Tie failed to comply with the distribution agreement, alleging it did not deliver 10 out of 12 releases to digital outlets in a timely manner, and did not release the band Skeletonwitch’s album to Canadian retailers and iTunes Canada.
The suit also alleges Razor & Tie failed to render proper and accurate accountings to Prosthetic, including, but not limited to, failing to properly account for Bulk CDs, digital revenue and reserves; and distributed digital copies to foreign territories outside the authorized territory of the Distribution Agreement. Prosthetic is seeking release from its contract, as well as damages of no less than $100,000 plus interest.
Razor & Tie declined comment to Billboard. Prosthetic is home to notable metal acts Gojira and The Acacia Strain, as well as All That Remains, which was upstreamed to Razor & Tie proper for its more recent releases.