Jay Sean wins $1.4m royalty case against record company

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor

Jay Sean
Jay Sean

A Louisiana magistrate court has ruled in favour of Brit Asian singer Jay Sean after a case was filed against Cash Money Records over a royalties dispute by Sean’s production company, Orange Factory Music.

Billboard reports that the fallout dates back to 31st December 2012 over songs produced by Orange Factory for Cash Money on contract, however some were produced without any written agreement. The songs written in contract included ‘Down’, ‘Do You Remember’, amongst many others and Sean’s 2009 album ‘All Or Nothing’. The songs out of the contract included ‘2012’, ‘Hit The Lights’, ‘I’m All Yours’.

The magistrate judge, Karen Wells Roby recommended that Orange Factory should be deemed co-authors on the second set of songs and are owed 50 percent of the money those songs generated, around $1.14 million including legal fees.

The recommendation has to be adopted by a District Court Judge.

Sean left Cash Money Records in October 2014.