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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
“Entities should not be multiplied without necessity!!” That’s Occam’s Razor. Or, as an old friend of mine used to lazily put it, “don’t hurt yourself looking for a more elaborate explanation when a simpler...
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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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Ed Sheeran’s $100M lawsuit will wait for the “Stairway” decision.
Musicology
Everybody knows Led Zeppelin was/is getting sued by Spirit over “Stairway To Heaven.” And almost everybody knows Ed Sheeran is getting sued (what else is new?) by Ed Townsend over Marvin Gaye’s classic “Let’s...
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How many words/notes in a row before you stole that joke/melody?
Musicology
In the comedy world, jokes are sacred. If you tell another comic’s joke and fail to give attribution, woe unto you. Accused joke thieves get slaughtered — Carlos Mencia and Amy Schumer spring immediately...
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Did Carrie Underwood steal NBC Sunday Night Football theme, “Game On?”
Musicology
As you may have guessed, a new lawsuit says she did. Heidi Merrill is suing Underwood, saying that NBC’s Sunday Night Football theme song, “Game On,” is a ripoff of Merrill’s own, “Game On”...
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