It’s been a rough year for Sony. All their dirty laundry is being aired for the world to see, but it’s hard to feel bad for them.
19 Recordings Ltd. was already suing Sony for underpaying their American Idol artists, but then Sony filed a countersuit saying they actually OVERPAID these artists.
Now 19 Recordings is has filed an amended complaint against Sony Music as a direct result of the leak of their Spotify contract. 19 is accusing Sony of breach of contract and breach of good faith and fair dealing.
19 Recordings is suing on behalf of American Idol artists Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, Kellie Pickler, Jordin Sparks, David Archuleta, and David Cook. They say Sony purposefully negotiated low rates, and wrongfully kept money from other forms of payment from Spotify.
They are “demanding” a jury trial.