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Is Musical Creativity Really Squelched By Threat Of Legal Action?
Musicology, Opinion
I doubt it. Today I read an interesting article by Christopher J. Buccafusco, Professor of Law at Yeshiva University, entitled The Blurred Lines of Copyright Law Are Limiting Musical Creativity. Buccafusco argues or perhaps thinks...
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Ed Sheeran again! “When I Found You?” v. “The Rest of Our Life.”
Musicology
Poor guy needs a musicologize scoreboard all to himself. And there’s no way he’s excited to see Richard Busch coming at him again. Nobody would be, dude’s a beast. And perhaps Ed’s preternaturally easy...
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Ariana Grande’s “Side To Side” vs “J5 (T6)”? C’mon man.
Musicology
And by “man” I mean any “news” service that bothers to tell this tale and wastes your time and mine. Oh, it could’ve been reasonable. It isn’t, but it coulda been. Coulda been that...
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Should “Get Free” by Lana Del Rey be in Radiohead’s crosshairs?
Musicology
Only a few weeks ago, I was dismantling the well trodden idea that Radiohead oughta be suing Sam Smith over “Midnight Train.” This month all the chatter is about Radiohead suing Lana Del Rey...
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Does “Let It Go” sound too much like Ciero’s “Volar?”
Musicology
Disney Just Got Hit With Lawsuit For Allegedly Ripping Off ‘Let It Go’ From ‘Frozen.’ Jamie Ciero is complaining that “Let It Go,” (written by the very competent Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez) and his...
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Does “Midnight Train” sound too much like “Creep?”
Latest News, Musicology, Opinion
Don’t hold your breath waiting for Radiohead to sue Sam Smith over “Midnight Train.” Back in 2014, when Sam Smith’s had his mega-hit with “Stay With Me” (which won him four Grammy’s including the...
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