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Travis Scott accuses former management of violating California’s Talent Agencies Act

By | Published on Tuesday 18 July 2017

Travis Scott

Travis Scott has accused an artist management company owned by music industry veteran Lyor Cohen – currently the top music man at YouTube, of course – of violating California’s sometimes controversial Talent Agencies Act.

LCAR Management sued Scott earlier this year claiming that the rapper, who was previously represented by the company, owed the firm $2 million.

Now, according to Billboard, Scott has responded by accusing LCAR of violating the aforementioned Talent Agencies Act by allegedly booking shows for him without the approval of his actual talent agent, and therefore acting as if a talent agency in itself. Which is an issue in California, because talent agents need a licence to trade from the state’s Labor Commissioner.

There are other complaints in Scott’s new legal filing, including that LCAR allegedly used him to promote Cohen’s other music company 300, even though he had no affiliation with that business.

The rapper is hoping to void his contract with LCAR on the basis of the alleged violations of Californian law. That would remove any liabilities he may or may not have to the management firm, plus he is seeking to get monies back that LCAR collected in relation to the two parties’ business dealings.

LCAR is yet to respond to Scott’s claims.