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Simply Red Sues EMI

LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Mike Hucknall and the other members of the band Simply Red have launched a lawsuit against EMI, claiming that the label owes them nearly $450,000 over the sales of a greatest hits album released last year.

The collection, entitled "Simply Red 25: The Greatest Hits," was released last September exclusively through EMI but the collapse of the Woolworth music distribution chain into administration appears to have snarled the proceeds from 51,000 units of the album.

"We are doing everything we can to recover the money that Entertainment UK owes us in connection with Simply Red and are fully committed to sharing the proceeds with them." an EMI spokesman said.

Woolworth-own Entertainment UK was a major retail distributor in the UK and entered into administration late last year, leading to the subsequent collapse of music & DVD retailer Zavvi, which was wholly-supplied by Entertainment UK. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers