Wednesday, July 27, 2011
News: T-Pain Sues AutoTune
T-Pain's partnership with the autotune makers, Antares Technologies ended in June. Now T-Pain is suing the company for continuing to use his likeness and image in marketing its products.
The producer also claims that the audio company licensed his name and image to third parties to promote their own products without his permission.
T-Pain, whose real name is Faheem Najm, ended the endorsement with Antares and formed his own company with Izotope to create a line of audio effects called "The T-Pain Effect" as well as an upcoming "I Am T-Pain Mic."
He filed the lawsuit Monday claiming the above and that their violation could confuse consumers and potentially damage sales for his products.
He's seeking at least $1 million in damages, an account of all sales related to Antares' infringing products and an injunction that would prohibit the audio company from using or connecting him to their Autotune products.