T-Pain sues Auto-tune maker

By | Published on Wednesday 27 July 2011


Rapper T-Pain has launched legal action against Antares Technologies, the creator of the Auto-tune effect. He claims that the company has continued to use his image to promote the product, despite their partnership deal now having come to an end. As previously reported, T-Pain recently launched his own rival voice manipulation software, ‘The T-Pain Effect’, with technology company Izotope.

According to, the lawsuit accuses Antares of continuing to use T-Pain’s image and likeness in advertising for both Auto-tune and other products, and of licensing his name and image to third parties without permission.

The rapper is seeking $1 million in damages, plus an injunction preventing Antares from directly associating him with any of its products.