The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Sony, Heirs Fight Over Nina Simone’s Legacy

    The decades-long legal fight over who owns the late jazz legend’s recordings has hit a low note. An agreement between Simone’s estate, her ex-lawyer and Sony looked somewhat solid — until last week. The entertainment giant has reneged, filing federal court papers to try and secure rights to Simone’s master tracks, not just reproductions. It’s also trying to keep the legal wrangling private, but the upcoming fight promises to bare dirty details — and may blow the whistle on Sony’s royalty practices.


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