The song was the brainchild of the artist who made it famous, but the music business is still grappling with the fallout of a major music industry marketing push.
The company behind the song, the Universal Music Group, said it will not be renewing licenses to distribute the song.
“The Universal Music group has been the subject of an international media frenzy in recent weeks, with allegations of sexual harassment, bullying and assault,” the group said in a statement.
“These allegations have been made by a former Universal Music employee who has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging sexual harassment and retaliation.
Universal Music said in the statement that it is aware of the EEOC’s inquiry, and has reached out to the employee to offer its “sincere apologies.” “
We are committed to working with the EEO office to ensure this does not happen again.”
Universal Music said in the statement that it is aware of the EEOC’s inquiry, and has reached out to the employee to offer its “sincere apologies.”
The statement also said the company is working to resolve the allegations against the employee.
The music industry’s response has been swift and dramatic, with the music video for the song being pulled from YouTube and the song in the Billboard Hot 100’s top 50, as well as being removed from Spotify and Apple Music.
But some music executives say it could have been handled better.
“This was just the beginning of this storm,” said Michael G. Sullivan, president and chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America.
“In this day and age, you can’t be afraid of an accusation. “
You have to be proactive about the situation and say, ‘Well, you know, this isn’t how we’re going to do it in the future.’ “
In this day and age, you can’t be afraid of an accusation.
“You’re still the same company.” “
The EEO investigation came on the heels of a separate investigation by the New York Attorney General’s office into sexual harassment in the music recording industry. “
You’re still the same company.”
The EEO investigation came on the heels of a separate investigation by the New York Attorney General’s office into sexual harassment in the music recording industry.
In January, New York City Police Department Detective John Miller wrote to Universal Music, saying he was concerned about the “pervasive nature of harassment” of an employee in the company’s film and TV production department.
Miller said he had been approached by several women who had been harassed by the company.
Universal Music’s statement on Tuesday said that it has taken steps to address the issue, including removing “unwanted sexual remarks and unwelcome physical contact” and hiring a new director of human resources and human resources development.
Universal said the EECO investigation is ongoing and the company will not comment further.
“Today’s decision not to renew Universal Music Artist License No. 6, ‘Love Song,’ is based on a thorough and complete review of all of the facts and circumstances surrounding this situation,” Universal said.
“While we are still working with EEO, we are committed as an industry to ensuring this does, in fact, not happen.”
The company said it has also hired a third employee to assist in the investigation.
Universal also released a statement Tuesday evening that said the song was “distributed in a very limited number of markets throughout the world.
The songs that were licensed have been approved for distribution, and Universal Music is committed to continuing to distribute these songs in the global market.”