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Justin Blau, The DJ/producer and NFT artist known as 3LAU, has been accused by Luna Aura, his NFTcollaborator, of unjust enrichment and breach of contract, saying Blau and his company 3LAU Entertainment “did not seek Luna Aura’s permission or a license… to include her work in the auction, nor was Luna Aura adequately compensated for her work.” Luna Aura has filed a new lawsuit against Blau, claiming he only offered her a one-time payment of $25,000 after he raked in over $11 million from NFT sales that partly involved their 2017 song, “Walk Away.” 

Blau’s manager said, “These claims are without merit, and we will vigorously defend the lawsuit that was just filed yesterday without prior notice. There are no standards for approaching an NFT project like this, which involves much more than the music. Justin’s team tried for months to reach a deal with Flores in good faith, but she stopped responding and instead chose to file a lawsuit.”

According to the lawsuit, in 2017, 3LAU Entertainment was given the “sole and exclusive right” to the master recording of “Walking Away.” The contract stipulated that Flores would receive a “basic royalty rate on top of the money she received from her 30 percent stake in the song’s publishing.” “Walk Away” was released as a single on Dec. 1, 2017, and it later appeared on 3LAU’s album, Ultraviolet. On its third anniversary, BLAU minted a collection of NFTs around the album and sold them for a reported $11.6 million. 

– Excerpt from an article for Deadline by David Robb. Read the full article here.


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