Blame It On Akon: Company Claims Singer Owes Them Thousands For Work On Website

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February 18, 2013 ‐ By Ann Brown
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Not good news for Akon. A company that worked with the singer on a website is suing for more than $127,000 for work to create Fantrace,  reports TMZ. Akon and two business partners created Fantrace, which was to be sort of a Facebook-style site where fans could interact with celebrities.

Atlanta Business Video (ABV) claims in the suit that it was hired in 2011 to cut video for Fantrace but was never paid. ABV says it put in 1,023 hours of work — worth $127,875 — to take Fantrace live.

In its mission statement,  Fantrace  says its goal “is to break down the walls between fans and their favorite celebrities. Musical artists, actors, entertainers, comedians, and athletes can all come face to face with their most loyal fans and communicate on a one-on-one level.” But according to social media experts, the site has not done well. The site’s homepage says it offers a variety of services — sweepstakes, a social network, celebrity videos, and event services — but there isn’t much that indicates how exactly these services are offered.

Have you ever even heard of Fantrace?

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