Duffy News And Memorabilia As It Happens.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Amy Winehouse 1983 - 2011

No comments, just the Amy Winehouse we will miss.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Duffy counter-sues Angela Becker

BBC On-Line Wales
19 July 2011 Last updated at 19:00

Duffy to counter-sue ex-manager Angela Becker
Duffy's lawyers said she would be defending the action.

Singer Duffy is to counter-sue her former manager, who claims she is owed outstanding payments of up to £200,000.
Angela Becker, who has previously managed Madonna, is suing the Welsh singer in the High Court claiming a breach of a management agreement.
She is demanding 20% of Duffy's gross earnings during the time her second album "Endlessly" was launched.
Lawyers acting for the Welsh musician said she would defend the action and would issue a counter-claim.
The 27-year-old from Nefyn, Gwynedd, whose full name is Aimée Ann Duffy, terminated her business relationship with Ms Becker in December.
Papers filed at the Royal Courts of Justice by solicitors acting for Ms Becker claim she had a "binding oral agreement" with Duffy.
She began acting for the star in March 2010 after the singer parted with her former manager Jeanette Lee.

It is apparent no written contract was signed.

It is alleged that Ms Becker was to handle the Grammy-winning singer's business activities until the end of the promotion of the new album or alternatively four months after its initial release.
The services included managing Duffy's diary and promotion schedule, liaising with her record company and arranging recording sessions.
Ms Becker is now managing the Pet Shop Boys.
The court documents show that the claim is for less than £200,000 and includes over £5,600 of expenses incurred.
David Griffiths, a partner with Clintons, a law firm that specialises in entertainment and media litigation, confirmed it had been instructed by Duffy.
"She will be defending this action and will be entering a counter-claim," he said.
No date for a court hearing has been set.

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Monday, 18 July 2011

Duffy Sued For £200,000

Rain On Her Parade: Duffy's ex-manager sues singer for £200,000, but there's no contract
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 3:45 PM on 17th July 2011
Duffy is being sued by her former manager for £200,000 - despite there being no contract to breach.
Angela Becker has taken the case to court in an attempt to secure outstanding royalties she claims she has not received.
But the Rain On Your Parade singer has not signed on the dotted line and therefore is not legally bound to forfeit her money.
Becker, who used to manage Madonna, took control of the 27-year-old's business ventures in March 2010.
While the pair failed to put pen to paper to mark their working relationship, Becker says their partnership was due to last until promotion of Duffy's second album Endlessly, released last year, had been completed.
But in December, the Grammy-winner said she wanted to terminate their agreement.

Becker and Duffy were both unavailable for comment last night

Daily Mail On-Line Report

Monday, 11 July 2011

Duffy Awarded Honorary Degree At Bangor University

Duffy has been honoured by Bangor University. The musician from nearby Nefyn, Gwynedd, received an honorary fellowship for her services to music at a ceremony today. "I'm delighted to be back in North Wales," she said. "It's a great honour".
University registrar Dr David Roberts said: "Bangor University has a strong tradition of recognising, with the award of honorary fellowships, the achievements of various men and women in different walks of life.
"Our fellows will add great distinction and glamour to the ceremonies at which we also recognise the achievements of our students."

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Duffy writing more new songs with Albert Hammond

Duffy flew in to Gibralter airport on Sunday (July 3rd) to meet with Albert Hammond. They are currently in southern Spain writing new material together. Duffy returns to the UK on Wednesday (July 6th).

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