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Is “Damn Girl” going to cost Timberlake and Will.i.am millions?
Musicology
Timberlake and Will.i.am are being sued for stealing “Damn Girl.” And I’d say they’ve got a big problem. Justin Timberlake and Will.i.am (William Adams) are facing an infringement suit over “Damn Girl,” their collaboration...
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Sampling, interpolation, infringement by any other name.
Musicology
Interpolation and sampling are separate concepts. But they get used interchangeably and confusingly. We can clear this up right here. Merriam-Webster.com says interpolation is “the introduction or insertion of something spurious or foreign.” In music...
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Taurus v Stairway To Heaven is going back to court.
Musicology
Led Zeppelin vs Spirit/Skidmore v.1: discarded by the Ninth Circuit. And it’s a mixed bag at best. It’s been about a year since a jury decided that Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven did not...
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Miley Cyrus and “23” getting sued.
Musicology, Opinion
I’ll keep this one brief. Because there’s nothing to get into here. And I’m gonna predict that Miley Cyrus, Mike WiLL Made-It and Wiz Khalifa will swat this one aside in short order. Still,...
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Does Katy Perry have exposure on Dark Horse?
Musicology, Opinion
Katy Perry’s Dark Horse case appears to be going to court. In 2015 an artist named Flame claimed Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” was essentially the same as and infringed upon his track “Joyful Noise.” That’s a few years...
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Sheeran sued over Thinking Out Loud, again.
Musicology
Sheehan sued, again. Gaye, again. $100 million this time. But of course we reach the same conclusion as last time. According to TMZ Ed Sheeran is getting sued, again, for ripping off Marvin Gaye’s...
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