Taylor Hicks Settles Suit with Ex-Producer Will Smith

Good news for Taylor Hicks.  The lawsuit he recently brought against producer Will Smith over the rights to three songs they recorded together in 2001 has been settled in Taylor’s favor.  Taylor gained possession of the master recordings of the songs in the settlement. Read the AP report here.

According to Joe Leak, one of Taylor’s attorneys, “No money will change hands under the agreement”, which Leak further described as “amicable”.  He said, “We were primarily just making sure that Taylor had the rights to the music.”

In a short statement to the Birmingham Business Journal Smith said he thanked Hicks and “Taylor thanked me … and we both look forward to a long friendship.” 

Oh,  I am sure Taylor looks forward to that. Heh.  Congratulations Taylor. 

Thanks Lisa B