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Aussie hip-hop legend Ed Shearan has found himself on the hot seat, and it has to do with a new lawsuit filed against him and his record label, MCA.
In an amended lawsuit filed by the US-based Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the two sides have agreed to pay $3.6 million to a Canadian who was involved in a $15 million dispute with the singer.
The case is now before the Federal Court in Sydney, and could decide whether Sheerans reputation as an artist is tarnished.
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The singer has been battling his record company MCA for nearly two years, alleging the record label breached its contract by failing to make a record deal.
Ms Gullen, a musician and actor, claimed she was made to sign a new record deal after a contract dispute with MCA broke out.
“I had to sign away the future of my career, and MCA never made a deal,” Ms Gullens lawsuit stated.
MCA’s lawyer, Stephen Brown, said in a statement to the ABC that Ms Gully was “a victim of an unlawful and deceptive conduct”, adding the singer was “the subject of an unfounded and baseless defamation suit”.
“This case should serve as a reminder to any record companies that they must be vigilant in their representations of the rights of performers and their right to seek redress, especially when they have an outstanding debt and contractual obligations to the artist,” Mr Brown said.
Sheeran has been hit with the lawsuit in the US and the Australian federal court is expected to hear it in the coming days.
He has said that he would fight the lawsuit “every step of the way” and is not seeking damages.
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