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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 composers’ and songwriters’ 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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A dozen interesting things about the Lil Nas X “Carry On” situation.
Musicology
Lil Nas X was having a banner week. Old Town Road just tied the record for most weeks at #1. Today we learn he’s is being sued for 25 million for another track, “Carry...
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Gimme 3 minutes to tell you why Dark Horse is not Joyful Noise.
Musicology
As an old friend of mine used to put it, “don’t hurt yourself looking for a more elaborate explanation for something when a simpler explanationone will do.” Katy Perry is in court as I’m...
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5 Seconds Of Summer stole Youngblood?
Musicology
Hot take: Maybe they did, but not from David Henderson and friends. Today we learn that 5 Seconds of Summer, the Australians who gave us the hit song “Youngblood” last year, are being sued...
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