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Chance The Rapper sued for copyright infringement.
Latest News, Musicology, Opinion
“Chance The Rapper” sued by the songwriter of Lonnie Smith’s “Bridge Through Time” — a jazz record also sampled by Jay-Z and others. Chance The Rapper is reportedly being sued for copyright infringement over...
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Alan Jackson case tossed; plaintiff didn’t have a musicologist?
Musicology
The three legged stool and why you need a musicologist before you write that complaint. I don’t know. But looking at the court decision that threw this out, I’d have to say the plaintiff, Timothy...
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Why the Blurred Lines verdict doesn’t matter.
Musicology, Opinion
I’m a forensic musicologist and the Blurred Lines verdict was wrong. Nevertheless, it is a historical fact, and a mildly unsettling one. But it shouldn’t be THIS unsettling. I’m hearing lawyers say things like...
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Did Macklemore and Lewis steal “Thrift Shop”? No.
Musicology, Opinion
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and their hit ‘Thrift Shop” have nothing to fear from “legendary jazz musician” Paul Batiste’s latest lawsuit. New Orleans jazzer Paul Batiste is evidently suing Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, claiming...
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The 5 Steps to Take if Someone Stole Your Song.
Musicology, Opinion
“Hey, that’s my song! They stole my song!” You’re watching a tv show or a commercial and you hear your own melodies in the background.  Or you’re listening to the radio in the car...
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DJ Snake and Li’l John being sued for “Turn Down For What.”
Musicology, Opinion
Could this be the biggest music copyright infringement payout of all time? I’ll put on the musicologists hat in a second and break it down but really the musicology over infringement or non-infringement is...
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