It’s not all beer and skittles creating and managing one of the most hip and influential record labels in the world, with news that DFA and James Murphy are suing co-founder Tim Goldsworthy for almost $100 000 for a “breach of contract” and “unjust enrichment“.
The alleged breach occurred three years ago when Goldsworthy performed a smoke bomb of epic proportions, up and leaving from DFA’s New York base and relocating to his native UK without telling anyone at the label.
Cocaine is a hell of a drug In the lawsuit, DFA accuses Goldsworthy of failing to perform services he
was paid for, owing outstanding loans, improperly using the company
credit card and making unauthorized withdrawals from its bank accounts.
“We have had no word from him since he left the
United States. So we moved on with our lives and our business,” DFA label manager Jonathan Galkin told Resident Advisor in 2010. “Simple as that. He most definitely took a piece of us
when he left, but we wish him the best with whatever he gets up to
During happier times at DFA, Goldsworthy’s illustrious list of credits included work with artists including The Rapture, LCD Soundsystem, and The Juan MacLean. Goldsworthy also produced Cut Copy’s 2008 critical smash In Ghost Colours.
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