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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Michael Loses to Sony

LONDON -- British pop star George Michael has lost his court battle to scrap his contract with record label Sony, but vowed to appeal to end the "professional slavery" he said music companies inflicted on their artists. The singer sat impassive as Judge Jonathan Parker told a packed High Court on Tuesday that he was satisfied the contract was "reasonable and fair" and that Sony had behaved properly. The ruling leaves a big question mark over Michael's future as he has vowed never to record for Sony again. Michael, a former teen idol, had brought the court action last October, saying the 15-year contract signed in 1988 stifled his musical development and gave him a raw deal financially