In taking control of her career, Sophie B. Hawkins is prepared to take on not only the music industry, but also the people who are corrupting it. When her lawyers’ cease and desist letters had no effect, Sophie decided to take the case in her own hands by filing in Santa Monica small claims court. The singer is trying to get back the $300 she paid to retrieve an advance copy of her Wilderness CD that was put up on eBay five months ahead of its release. “I am hoping to send the message that as a songwriter you need to take action every time a CD is illegally sold,” Hawkins said. “It is not about the money, it’s about the principle and putting a message out there. My fan paid $300.00 for this record and I am going to get his money back and buy him a copy of my CD and send it to him. I appreciate the fans; they shouldn’t be ripped off, and neither should I.”
Wait … someone paid $300 for a Sophie B. Hawkins CD?