underwood lawsuit

19 Recordings, founded by American Idol‘s Simon Fuller and controlled by Core Media Group, alleges in a lawsuit that Sony Music has potentially swindled millions from winners of the singing competition. They are seeking $10 million in damages from the record giant.

According to the lawsuit, 19 was able to identify royalties left unpaid to contestants including Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, Clay Aiken and Kelly Clarkson after 19 audited Sony’s books. The royalties come from deals Sony has made with streaming music services such as Spotify and Pandora.

That’s not the only way Sony has been accused of skimming off of the stars. Hollywood Reporter outlines the entirely of the lawsuit here.

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