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Sony Music Cheated “American Idol” Contestants In Royalties Says: Lawsuit

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  International Celebrity Blogger

Source:ph.celebrity.yahoo

Posted: Saturday February 22, 2014 @ 4:44 p.m PST

A federal lawsuit filed in New York charges that Sony Music Entertainment cheated “American Idol” contestants including Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood out of at least $10 million in royalties.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday by 19 Recordings, a music company founded by “Idol” creator Simon Fuller.

The lawsuit says 19 discovered the royalty issue from two separate audits of Sony’s records.

Other artists named in the suit include Clay Aiken, Chris Daughtry and Jordin Sparks.