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May 13, 2014
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Trial on Bob Marley tracks starts today
Bjorn Burke, Staff Reporter

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A long-standing battle between two music publishing companies regarding the apportioning of income, misattribution, among other issues, vis-a-vis some of iconic reggae singer Bob Marley's tracks is set for trial today.

The landmark trial, as it is being called, is to begin today in the Chancery Division of the High Court, in London, England, before Richard Meade QC, Music-News.com reported.

THE STAR gathered that the case involving Cayman Music suing Blue Mountain Music, owned by Chris Blackwell, is reportedly as a result of the misattribution and diversion of income regarding a number of major Bob Marley titles such as No Woman No Cry, Crazy Baldhead and Who The Cap Fit, to name a few.

According to the website, Cayman Music is the original, long-standing publishers of the man who arguably put Jamaica's reggae music on the map, Robert Nesta 'Bob' Marley. Cayman music represented his catalogue from 1967 to late 1976.

Blue Mountain Music is reportedly the then publishing arm of Island Records and sometime publisher of various Bob Marley titles, from the mid 1970s to later in his career. Both publishers retain some of Marley's work to the present day.

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