^
Keep Westword Free
4

The Fray files suit against former manager

From Bill Joel to Trent Reznor, it's a well-worn story line: a shrewd business manager attempts to hoodwink young musicians under his charge, taking advantage of their inexperience and naivety for his gain, and gets away with it for a while before they know any better or realize what's happening to them. Such evidently appears to be the case with the Fray, whose principles filed suit against their former manager, Gregg Latterman, in U.S. District Court yesterday. In the suit, filed by Isaac Slade and Joe King, the songwriters allege that Latterman -- whose A-Squared Management firm represented the band -- through his company, which is listed as Gregg Alan Corp in the suit, collected additional earnings from their publishing without their knowledge. When the members signed their publishing agreement in 2005, Latterman was allegedly to receive only a one-time finders fee from EMI, but instead, according to a report filed by the Associated Press, ended up earning more than a half million dollars.

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.