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Refresher: Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven Vs Spirit’s Taurus.
Musicology
Stairway v. Taurus is coming back later this month and although there are a few other articles here on Musicologize, I wanted to recap and have the key aspects of the case in one...
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The Intriguing Case of Baby Shark do do do do da do.
Musicology
Rarely am I anything but dismayed that my kids are getting older. I’m grateful though that “Baby Shark” was never playing on loop in my home. My kids were a few years too old...
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Drake sued for unlicensed samples? Here’s the deal.
Musicology
Drake’s getting sued over an allegedly unlicensed sample in two of his biggest tracks, In My Feelings and Nice For What. This isn’t really that much about analyzing music, but after just a few...
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The importance of the Kraftwerk case.
Musicology
First things first, the Kraftwerk case was initiated in Germany twenty years ago and decided recently by the Court of Justice of the European Union. Copyright laws vary in some ways from place to...
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Did Lady Gaga steal “Shallow?” Nah. Let me explain.
Musicology
In the days following the Katy Perry Dark Horse verdict, my news feed was packed with articles about what a bad omen it was; how it sent chills down composer’s and songwriter’s spines and...
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Katy Perry stole Dark Horse’s beat from a Christian rap song, says Jury.
Musicology
This is the third Musicologize article on the subject. Here, links to the previous two. A year ago, when it became evident this wasn’t going to settle. Tried to cover everything that would likely...
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