Late soul singer’s family fights with Sony to get rid of his debt

GASTONIA, N.C. — A soul singer’s family was left fighting a major music company in hopes of clearing up their debt years after losing their loved one.

The fight was with Sony Records.

Gastonia-native Fonda Bryant has been doing the work to get back her family’s inheritance and change an entire industry.

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Bryant’s father is the late soul singer, Johnnie Taylor, whose career spanned decades across nearly every genre.

However, Taylor’s debt to Sony Music Group remained after Taylor died.

“My emails go all the way back to 2007,” Bryant said. “You know, all the way back. Just please, get rid of his debt. Please, get rid of this debt, and they’re, like, ‘No.’ You’re still going to have to pay it.’”

In the video at the top of this webpage, reporter DaShawn Brown on how things turned around for the family to give them and others a fighting chance.

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