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To Be Blunt

You Effed Me

3/7/2008 4:48 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The record producer who discovered James Blunt -- the "You're Beautiful" dude -- says she did all the work to make Blunt's multi-platinum "Back to Bedlam" album a huge success -- and Warner Music screwed her.

James Blunt
In court papers filed in New York, Linda Perry -- ex-singer for 4 Non Blondes, 'memba them? -- says she signed the whiner back in 2003, and did "tireless promotion" for "Back to Bedlam," even though Warner Music was lukewarm on it. Then the album exploded, grossing over $100 mil for Warner.

Perry says that's when things got ugly, claiming the big label reworked its deal with Blunt behind her back, and screwed her out of more than $5 mi.

A Warner rep said that Perry "has always been and will continue to be compensated in accordance with the terms of its contractual arrangement with Atlantic."

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Oscar    

FIRST!

2366 days ago
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Tangie    

Linda Perry is awesome!!!

2366 days ago
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Hells Kitchen dogwalker    

She is, she's a great writer and I hold her personally responsible for Pink's success, while Clive Davis, too. Didn't know she was a producer and promoter for the record co. as well.

2366 days ago
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BillyBong    

hey bojangles screw off with your watercooler virus

2366 days ago
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NYone    

She was all like heeeey...heeeey...heeeey...uh huhhhh....what's goin' on ?????

2366 days ago
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Tangie    

They better pay this incredibly talented lady. Her voice is so cool. And she made Pink.

2366 days ago
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NYone    

I dont think Pink worked her in the beginning of her career, she started using LInda after she was famous already, after she dropped the r & b act and went punk

2366 days ago
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annoyed    

I always hate it when someone gets effed. I personally don't care to be effed either, as it can be rather annoying and even painful. Oh well. It is better to have effed and lost, than never to have effed at all. To eff his own.

2366 days ago
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Tangie    

#8 NYone--Not true. Linda wrote Pink's first song "Let's get this party started"

2366 days ago
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Britney's Lawyer    

Well, if you read the terms of her contract as spelled out by the lawsuit, Perry's lawyer admits she gets a percentage of the net, not of the gross. So, right there, Linda needs to go to accounting classes.

They also agreed that if Blunt became successful they would regnotiate the deal, but she would get no less than 4%. She got 4.1%. Although, they don't HAVE to regnotiate (page 7) the deal if Warner doen't want to.

Looks like Linda signed a bad deal. She needs a better lawyer. This lawsuit is DOA.

Pretty slick deal on the part of the Warner guys.

2366 days ago
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NYone    

That wasnt pink's first song but it was on her first album so your somewhat right

2366 days ago
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BlaBlaBla    

#11 Kim , you are wrong her first song was "There You Go" from the c.d. " There You Go"

2366 days ago
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anna    

No, Pink's first cd was Can't Take Me Home. Not "There You Go" that was the first single off that album. And Keven "Shakesphere" Briggs and Kandi Burruss wrote it with Pink' help not Linda Perry. She did the first song from Mizunderstood which was "Get The Party Started".

2366 days ago
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desi    

Yawn

2366 days ago
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annoyed    

Don't you hate it when someone effs you? Effin crazy, man.


Thankyouverymuuush.

2366 days ago
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