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Victory Sues Virgin Over Hawthorne Heights


01/16/2008
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(CMJ) A battle that has been waging for close to two years now between Victory Records and one of their best-selling bands, Hawthorne Heights, has reached a boiling point, with Victory filing a lawsuit in federal court on Monday against Virgin/EMI for allegedly trying to lure the band away from the Chicago-based indie. The suit maintains that Virgin/EMI, a major label, willfully poached a band after the independent imprint, Victory, invested all the money that led to their success.

The bad blood between Victory and the Ohio-bred emo outfit began in February 2006 when, preceding the release of their sophomore effort, If Only You Were Lonely, Victory issued two statements urging fans to help sabotage sales numbers for rapper Ne-Yo's In My Own Words, which was coming out the same day, so it would be easier for If Only to take the top sales spot on the Billboard Hot 200 chart.

Hawthorne claimed they had nothing to do with the statements, but that they were issued by Victory founder Tony Brummel, and in August of that year Posted a manifesto on their website accusing Victory of severely damaging their reputation and relationship with their fans. - more on this story

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