S.B.A. music publishing VS First Channel


One of Warner Music subsidiaries, the Russian music publisher S.B.A. Music Publishing enlisted the help of Semenov & Pevzner in its dispute with Russia’s largest federal TV channel. The channel had used the music of Raimonds Pauls in its production The Voice without the publisher’s authorisation. After the channel turned down an offer to settle the dispute Semenov & Pevzner took it to court where the judge handed down an award of compensatory damages.