Prince Got Sued By A Perfume Company
Eccentric singer, Prince, is now dealing with a case that smells not-so-good.
So here’s how the story begin. A perfume company went into business with musician Prince to make a 3121 fragrance, named after his 2006 album. But apparently, the sales weren’t good enough. Now, Revelations Perfume and Cosmetics Inc. has sued the artist and music publisher, Universal Music Publishing Group for $100,000, claiming that Prince and his record company failed to help market the scent.
According to the lawsuit that was filed in New York State Supreme Court, Prince and his music publisher Universal Music Publishing Group reached a licensing agreement with perfume company Revelations in December 2006 to use Prince’s name and likeness and the name 3121 to market two fragrances. The first fragrance was released in 2007 and a second is due out in 2009.
Also stated in the lawsuit, the company put $2.5 million into the project, and the agreement said Universal would earn 50 percent of the net profits from the sale of the fragrances. In exchange, the label would arrange the cooperation of Prince for marketing opportunities. But then, since July 2007, Universal and Prince have failed to participate in various promotions for it. Both Universal and Prince did not immediately return a call for comment.
Hmm… long time no story from Prince, this is definitely not a good news. Hopefully everything will be solved nicely!
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