Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Fleetwood Mac Album Producer Sues HarperCollins For Breach of Contract

"Starting Rumours" Has Hit A Snag!

Ken Caillat is best known in the music business as the man who produced Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album Rumours, one of the best-selling rock records of all time.

That credential in turn garnered him a $555,000 advance from HarperCollins' It Books imprint to write Starting Rumours, an oral history of the making of that record, which the publisher won at auction from Caillat's agent Peter McGuigan of Foundry Media. But last month, Caillat filed suit against the publisher in Ventura County Superior Court alleging that he was rightfully owed his entire advance, and that HarperCollins had breached their contract by not paying him for a manuscript they rejected, and did not sufficiently explain why they rejected it.

Full Article

Complaint (via Courthouse News) - PDF File

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Translation:

Harper Collins ain't payin no five hundred grand unless he tells more trash on Stevie and the rest of Fleetwood Mac. Caillat thought he could write a book, make a ton of cash and not give away the dirt on the band so he could still stay friends with them.

Well if you plan on making that kind of money, you have to spill the beans and risk pissing off all of Fleetwood Mac, once and for all.

He should just live off of his daughter's career, which got a big head start just by who he produced in the past.

iDeals virtual data room said...

"That credential in turn garnered him a $555,000 advance from HarperCollins' It Books imprint to write Starting Rumours, an oral history of the making of that record, which the publisher won at auction from Caillat's agent Peter McGuigan of Foundry Media.."
Can you imagine? - Over a half of a million for a book advance?! I might have expected that figure for a key band member, but not a co-producer who was only involved in 3 of Fleetwood Mac's studio albums.
Can you imagine? - Over a half of a million for a book advance?! I might have expected that figure for a key band member, but not a co-producer who was only involved in 3 of Fleetwood Mac's studio albums.

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