Justin Bieber Royalties Fight Over “One Less Lonely Girl”
Justin Bieber’s song “One Less Lonely Girl” is now the subject of a lawsuit filed by a couple of artist managers that claim they never got paid by EMI Music Publishing, LA Reid Music Publishing Company, and their clients, Sean Hamilton and Hyuk Shin.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Vance Tate and Thomas Oliveria represent songwriters Hamilton & Shin who go by the moniker A-Rex.
In 2008, A-Rex created One Less Lonely Girl for an R&B singer and then shopped it around. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Justin Bieber[/lastfm] ended up with the song.
Tate & Olivera claim they are entitled to 10% of the publishing royalties for A-Rex’s share of the song, which is estimated at $200,000 and they are seeking damages for breach of contract, fraud, conversion, and copyright infringement.