Earlier this year, several agents from CAA made headlines by leaving the powerhouse agency for smaller rival UTA.  It was the largest mass exodus of agents from CAA since 1995.  Two days later, CAA filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court accusing UTA and two agents of conspiring to interfere with CAA’s contractual relationships. 

Amidst the brouhaha surrounding the Gaye copyright infringement trial these past two weeks, another important case was decided that also impacts songwriters, this time with respect to termination rights.  A federal jury in California found on March 5, 2015 that Village People singer-songwriter Victor Willis could reclaim fifty percent of the copyright in several of