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Cochran and Sharpton announced the formation of a new group which "will seek to affect radical change in the relationship between major recording companies and artists, much like the free-agency market in sports."
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Legal eagle Johnnie Cochran and political activist Reverend Al Sharpton held a press conference this morning in New York to announce the formation of the National Action Network, a new initiative to help protect the rights of recording artists.

What, you were expecting them to form a comedy team?

The duo dropped its hat in the current label-artist disputes, which has just seen Senator Kevin Murray’s bill addressing the seven-year-statute re-referred to the California Senate’s judiciary committee after being amended a second time (see hitsdailydouble.com, 6/5).

The noted attorney for such high-profile clients as O.J. Simpson and Michael Jackson and the former N.Y. mayoral candidate whose music industry ties go back to his days as a member of James Brown’s entourage, outlined their plans during a conference at the W. Court Hotel in Manhattan this morning.

Cochran and Sharpton announced the formation of a new group which "will seek to affect radical change in the relationship between major recording companies and artists, much like the free-agency market in sports."

Mo Vaughn, call your agent.

They went on to declare their aim is to protect artists in their contractual and financial dealings with the record companies "so that their careers and families are safeguarded."

The "pinpoint specific mission" will ensure that "established artists and new recording stars are no longer treated in a subservient way by international conglomerates."

Hey, if the argument fits, you must acquit.

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