Tue. Oct 3rd, 2023
Coldplay sued by former manager Dave Holmes over contractual dispute (EXCLUSIVE)

The four members of British rock band Coldplay have been sued by former manager Dave Holmes, according to legal documents recently filed in the UK.

A representative for Coldplay confirms this diverse that the band and Holmes quietly parted ways 12 months ago after working together for 22 years — nearly the entire professional career of the group. They now continue to be run by the team of Phil Harvey, Mandi Frost and Arlene Moon, who have worked with them and Holmes for many years.

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The actor declined to comment on further information, though sources say diverse The lawsuit is a contractual dispute. No further information was immediately available, as the legal documents were not publicly available at the time this article was published.

the band Re-escalated its deal with Parlophone labels from Warner Music (in the UK) and Atlantic (US), As well as Wasserman Agency, in 2021, shortly before the release of their latest studio album, the single “Music of the Spheres” produced by Max Martin. The group has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and won seven Grammy Awards since releasing their debut, “Parachute,” in 2000.

The four members of Coldplay – frontman Chris Martin, guitarist Johnny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, drummer Will Champion – met as students at University College London and officially formed in 1997. Talking to diverse in 2018 On the release of the Coldplay documentary “Headful of Dreams,” Holmes recalls giving his mother a copy of Parachutes in 2000. “I told her, ‘I just started working with this band, and they’re going to be as big as U2,’” he recalls. “I knew. I just learned.”

Coldplay were originally signed to Parlophone UK in 1999 when the label was brought under EMI (Capitol was Coldplay’s former US home). Universal Music Group acquired EMI in 2012 and sold off Parlophone as part of a requirement by the European Commission that UMG sell a number of imprints. WMG stepped in to buy the label, and with this acquisition, Coldplay joined the Atlantic roster, starting with 2014’s “Ghost Stories.”

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