The bosses of a record company behind a knock-off version of 2003 summer hit Las Ketchup is suing SONY RECORDS for allegedly wrecking their chance of making a fortune.

Officials at 24/7 RECORDS re-recorded LAS KETCHUP's Euro hit with the HINES GIRLS but the tune was never released because distributors feared the wrath of Sony, the company behind the original.

Now they are taking Sony to court, claiming the re-recording of hits is common practice among smaller labels and the Hines Girls' version of Las Ketchup should have been released.

SHERIDAN SQUARE ENTERTAINMENT and ARTEMIS RECORDS are also named as defendants in the suit, in which 24/7 bosses are demanding $14 million (GBP7.8 million) in damages.

05/11/2004 09:20