Label's Bob Guiney in hot water over promotion flap

The production company behind ABC reality show "The Bachelor" is suing Wind-Up Records and one of the label's artists, Bob Guiney, for breach of contract.

In the suit, filed Dec. 19 in Los Angeles Superior Court, And Syndicated Productions (ASP) alleges that Guiney, who starred in the most recent season of "The Bachelor," violated an exclusivity clause by promoting his Wind-Up album "3 Sides."

According to the suit, Guiney signed an agreement saying he could not promote product unrelated to "The Bachelor" without ASP's permission. ASP claims to have denied Guiney and Wind-Up permission to promote the album. ASP says that by promoting the album in relation to Guiney's "Bachelor" fame, the singer and Wind-Up are seeking to "make a windfall profit at ASP's expense."

The suit seeks unspecified damages and an order barring Guiney from making personal appearances to publicize the album. "3 Sides" debuted earlier this month in its peak position of No. 114 on The Billboard 200.

A Wind-Up spokesman says the company does not comment on pending litigation.

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