Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Bruno Mars has filed a lawsuit against music publisher Bug Music over a contract dispute. According to the “Grenade” singer, his agreement with Bug Music expired on May 12, 2011 but the company has not discharged him from the commitment.
The fight between Mars and Bug Music is over the ownership of Bruno Mars’ production and songwriting royalties. Outside of creating hit songs for himself, Mars is a prominent sought after hitmaker that has written records for a wide range of artists including Alexandra Burke, Travie McCoy, Adam Levine, Brandy, Sean Kingston and Flo Rida.
Bug Music counter claims that Mars is still under their contract and they own fifty percent of the copyright to any music he records.