Warner Music reaches $26k settlement with t.A.T.u. vocalist
MOSCOW, November 27 (RAPSI) – The Moscow Commercial Court approved a settlement in the lawsuit of SBA Production, a Warner Music Group company against Yulia Volkova, a former member of the once popular pop group t.A.T.u., the court said on its website Thursday.
According to the settlement, Volkova has to reimburse the $26,000 compensation for contract breach until April 1, 2015.
t.A.T.u. was a Russian music duo that consisted of Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova. It was created in 1999 by producer Ivan Shapovalov and music writer Alexander Voitinsky. It was one of the more successful Russian pop groups that won international recognition. Katina and Volkova initially posed as two Lolitas, possibly lesbian. Their English and Russian language singles were at the top of the charts in Russia, the UK, the US and other countries.
t.A.T.u. is the only Russian group to be awarded an IFPI album sales certification. During the opening ceremony of the Sochi winter Olympics in 2014, the Russian national team entered Fisht stadium to the sounds of the duo’s song Nas Ne Dogonyat (Not Gonna Get Us). The group split in 2009 when Katina and Volkova pursued separate careers.
Warner Music Group, Universal Music, Sony Music and EMI comprise the so-called Big Four of audio recording companies. They account for up to 80% of all audio recordings.