H.E.R. files lawsuit against record label to secure release from contract

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H.E.R. has filed a lawsuit against her record label, MBK Entertainment, in the hopes of being released from her current contract.

As reported by The Blast, the guitarist – whose real name is Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson – filed the suit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court last Thursday (June 16), stating that she was essentially still an “exclusive employee” for MBK, beyond the seven-year rule written in the California Labor Code.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.