«Lady Antebellum» is now (probably) «Lady A»

This is just sick:

On June 11, 2020, joining widespread commercial response to the George Floyd protests the band announced it would abbreviate its name to its existing nickname “Lady A” in an attempt to blunt the name’s racist connotations.

Probably «Lady A» because:

On July 8, 2020, instead of replying to Anita White, the band filed a lawsuit against White, asking a Nashville court to affirm its longstanding trademark of the name. The press release read: “Today we are sad to share that our sincere hope to join together with Anita White in unity and common purpose has ended. She and her team have demanded a $10 million payment, so reluctantly we have come to the conclusion that we need to ask a court to affirm our right to continue to use the name Lady A, a trademark we have held for many years”.

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No, they will definitely be called “Lady A”. They are not my cup of tea, as far as musical styles, but they already had the rights to the Lady A trademark. Unfortunately, Anita White got some really piss-poor legal advice. Before they had offered (be it token) help and compensation, now she will likely get nothing, once their ownership is confirmed. They did not need to do anything, but now they will not for sure. Like I said, bad legal advice, IMHO.

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