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    Wed, 17 Aug 2011 18:15:17

    Vampire Weekend Settles Lawsuit With "Contra" Album Cover Model - She was suing the band for using her image without permission

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    Model Ann Kirsten Kennis sued indie rock group Vampire Weekend for using an old photo of her on the cover of their album Contra. We're happy to report that the drama with Kennis is over and that the suit has settled for an undisclosed amount.

    Yes, the drama with the model is over, but the drama regarding the cover is not. Vampire Weekend and XL Recordings are now suing photographer Richard Brody, accusing the shutterbug of misrepresenting his rights to the photograph. The band probably would not have used the photo of Kennis had they known Brody did not secure the full and proper rights to the photo.

    Perhaps Vampire Weekend will replenish the money they had to drain from their funds to pay the model if they win their suit against the photographer.

    Do you own Vampire Weekend's Contra? What are your predictions regarding their suit with the photographer?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    08.15.11



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