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Monday, August 27, 2012

Drake Bell sued by Selena Gomez producer over songs - Examiner.com

Former Nickelodeon star of "Drake and Josh" Drake Bell is being sued by Selena Gomez's record producer for $36,000.

TMZ reported on Sunday, August 26 that the former Nick star, along with Justin Bieber's girl Selena Gomez, Jimmy Eat World, and the Jonas Brothers all worked with the same producer, but Drake Bell is the one being dragged into court.

Music producer John Fields has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming that he produced 9 songs for Drake Bell's new album entitled "A Reminder" in August of 2010.

The suit claims that Field was hired by Drake Bell, and that Drake agreed to pay $9,000 for every song that John Fields produced for his news album-- but according to Fields, Drake Bell only paid him for five of the songs.

John Fields is now claiming that Drake Bell owes him something to the tune of $36,000, and will be fighting Bell in court to get all that he is due.

Bell's album "A Reminder" was released in 2011, and contains only four of the nine songs that Fields is suing for.

Drake Bell, 26, got his start in the 1990s and 2000s on the Nickelodeon shows "The Amanda Show" and became very popular with young audiences for his role on the series Drake & Josh while playing Drake Parker.

As of 2010, Drake Bell remains one of Nickelodeon's most popular stars ever and has won nine Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. His latest film role will be "A Fairly Odd Christmas," on Nickelodeon; he is also the voice of Peter Parker / Spider-Man in the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney XD. Bell is commonly associated with his real-life best friend Josh Peck, who co-starred with him in The Amanda Show and Drake & Josh.

In addition to his acting career, Bell has a growing career as a musician, and co-wrote and performed the theme song to Drake & Josh, entitled "I Found a Way". In 2005 he independently released his debut album, Telegraph. His second album, It's Only Time, was released in 2006 after signing with Universal Motown Records.

Wikipedia writes that on July 31, 2012, Drake Bell announced via Twitter that he had signed a new record deal and an album was in the works. On August 10, 2012, he tweeted "My new album is going to be a complete concept record. Getting in a time machine and going back to the 40's and 50's".

Drake Bell announced on August 23, Bell revealed that his third album will be recorded under Surfdog Records, and will be produced by the president of Surfdog Records, Dave Kaplan.

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