Ministry Goes For Ingenious

The holding company behind British music companies Ministry of Sound and Hed Kandi has issued a High Court writ to get the money it’s owed by Trinity Street.

MSHK has started proceedings against Ingenious Media Active Capital (IMAC), which is a major stakeholder in Trinity Street, Trinity Universal Holdings, Trinity Street Direct, Ingenious Ventures director Sanjay Wadhwani and Barney Wragg, the former Trinity Street chief exec who stepped in to take the reins when company founders David Robson and Andy Murray were reportedly forced out in December.

Robson and Murray have started their own legal action over the circumstances behind their exit.

MSHK is trying to recover money owed from sales of tickets, digital downloads, CDs and merchandise through It’s also claiming damages linked to the site, which Trinity Street built and administered for Ministry Of Sound.

Although Trinity Street is in administration, MSHK is maintaining its claim for substantial damages including loss of business, damage to reputation and court costs. It’s also claiming it was misled over the financial stability of the company and its ability to continue to provide services following Robson and Murray’s departure.

MSHK is further claiming that Trinity’s actions prevented them from putting in place alternative facilities for their digital sales operations before Trinity Street entered administration, leading to a significant loss of business.

MSHK chief exec Lohan Presencer says online sales form a significant part of Ministry Of Sound and Hed Kandi’s business and the site is an important commercial platform for the company.

“To suddenly find that we had no Web site was a terrible blow, especially as we had received repeated assurances from senior directors at Trinity Street and management from Ingenious that the company remained solvent and stable,” he explained.