Linfair Records Ltd. (福茂唱片) was furious after learning that William Wei (韋禮安) had left to established his own recording studio, Yao Sheng Music (耀聲音樂), and handed future label rights over to Warner Music Taiwan (華納音樂).
Linfair Records said that William had arbitrarily claimed that his contract had expired when it actually hadn’t, while also secretly accepting a side job. William’s lawyer, Richard Chang (張承中), was also quick to announce that they have solid proof that the law is on his side. Both sides are now in an open battle of words, with Linfair Records making another announcement today (Aug. 21) slandering Richard Chang.
Their message comprised of four points, the first was an attack directed at the lawyer, claiming “We’ve never heard of Mr. Chang’s work before, search results suggest that he’s a popular singer’s ex-husband. Is he professionally capable of handling this case between our company and William Wei?”
The second point of the message claims that two clauses in William Wei’s contract conflict with one another, namely “after having recorded 95 songs, this contract will have expired” and “if either party fails to comply with the recordings, this contract’s expiration date then becomes undefined and is regarded as indefinite….”. The message then stated, “We disagree with such reckless accusations.”
Finally, Linfair Records finishes by saying “Mr. Chang’s assertions are entirely false, owing to his lack of knowledge about record industry. Our company dislikes wasting time. The lawsuit has already been filed, so if there is any more evidence or disputes, they should wait for the courts to make their decision. We ask Richard Chang, William Wei, and all of his colleagues to practice restraint and not make further reckless announcements, in order to avoid additional conflict.”