Bentley Jones might sue SEGA


Bentley Jones is claiming that SEGA has used his music for a record release without his permission. Specifically “True Colors: The Best of Sonic the Hedgehog Part 2″record that featured some produced tracks from the singer.

“The only people who have been profiting from the exploitation of me and my music are SEGA,” – Bentley Jones

As much as it saddens me that an artist doesn’t get paid for the work they put in. Even if I don’t like this artists music, maybe SEGA should not hire him for future projects? I would be fine with that.

Full statement after the jump.

“It disappoints me to announce that the latest SEGA / Wave-Master releases relating to the Sonic series have proceeded without my consent, approval or notification. Specifically regarding the “True Colors” album, I wish to stress that I have not paid any direct contribution to its production at any point and is therefore not an accurate representation of my work. Furthermore; the music, vocals, production, engineering and my likeness(es) that appear on these albums do so without my permission, proper crediting and, in some instances, by breaching the copyrights of my work.

The royalties that I would normally be entitled to for any music that I have written have been denied, and so the only people who have been profiting from the exploitation of me and my music are SEGA.

The delay in issuing this statement has been due to legal investigations, and because of ongoing inquiries it may not be possible to comment on this area of my work through any medium: my sincerest apologies to the fans. Under protest, I will not list nor promote these albums as I do not consider them to be official additions to my discography.

I hope that my fans will understand and sympathise with this situation and I hope it will be resolved very soon.”

[Source: TSSZnews]

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4 responses to “Bentley Jones might sue SEGA

  1. Sharky says:

    Great, fantastic news… That guy is terrible. I hope Segas lawyers destroy him and they never work together again.

    So that ginger fool can piss off back into obscurity where his weird J-pop wannabe techno nonsense belongs.

  2. upsidedown fuji says:

    Eh, that's fine. SEGA really doesn't need to pull in 'talent' from the outside of gaming anyway.

  3. Sega Uranus says:

    You've gotta be so much more than this.

  4. cube_b3 says:

    Before I say anything I should make clear my feelings are the same as all of yours towards this artist, that said if what he is claiming is true it is terrible.

    Sega releases a record featuring his work and doesn't pay him even though it is stated in his contract that if a record is released he is supposed to be paid royalties, that is just unethical and we should not diffuse Sega/Wave-Masters act by saying his music sucks because that isn't relevant.

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