EXCLUSIVE: Sisqo – Shut Down in $3.6 Million Battle with Sony Music over Royalties
The Dirty can exclusively reveal Sisqo was shut down in his $3.6 million legal battle with Sony Music – over allegedly unpaid royalties with a federal court judge throwing out his case and awarding him nothing in his suit against his former record label.
Sisqo – real name Mark Andrews – sued 27 Red Music Publishing and Sony Music accusing them of stealing more than half a million dollar of royalties. The rapper claimed that he hired a company, 27 Red Music, to collect his music royalties from various publishing companies. The company was to collect all money he was owed for his music released from 1996 to 2005. Sisqo’s biggest hit from that period is the “Thong Song”. He claimed 27 Red Music did collect his royalties but kept $600k of the funds. The rapper sued for the $600k plus $3 million in damages.
Sony fired back at Sisqo saying they paid 27 Red Music all the royalties as the rapper had instructed and they aren’t responsible for him not being paid.
Then on February 24th, the judge came back with his decision and sided with the record label and dismissed the entire case against Sony Music and awarded nothing to the rapper from his $3.6 million complaint. The case against 27 Red Music will continue on but Sisqo’s label is off the hook in the legal battle.