Frank Ocean and Om’Mas Keith drop songwriting lawsuits
The publishing battle between Frank Ocean and past collaborator Om’Mas Keith has drawn to a close this week following a joint stipulation for dismissal from both’s legal teams.
The story began last February when Ocean sued Keith over 11 songwriting credits from his 2016 album Blonde. Keith contested that he held co-writing credit for the tracks as the lawsuit was filed.
In May, a countersuit was brought asking the court to legitimize his authorship of these songs.
We can now confirm reports by Pitchfork that both sides have reached an agreement and dropped all active lawsuits against each other, each bearing the cost of their own legal fees.
The parties to this action, acting through counsel, and pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a)(1)(A)(ii), hereby stipulate, in consideration of a negotiated settlement executed by them, to the Dismissal With Prejudice of this action, including all claims and counterclaims stated herein against all parties, and costs.
No public comment has yet been made from either party. Find the full document of dismissal below.