October 19th, 2021
In an article published by Forbes, Bryan Sullivan examines the issues in a legal battle between Cher, Mary Bono (Sonny Bono’s widow), and the late singer’s Estate. In the piece, Bryan dissects Cher’s lawsuit against Mary Bono and The Estate, questions Sonny and Cher’s 1978 Marriage Settlement Agreement, and ponders Cher’s case to keep her future royalties from songs she and Sonny Bono created as Sonny and Cher. Bryan explains the lawsuit has as much to do with the terms of the 1978 Marriage Settlement Agreement as it does with the Copyright Act and whether Sonny and Cher, individually or as a duo, have cause to reclaim their publishing rights.
The full article can be found below.