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Sheeran v SAS “Let’s Get It On” highlights broader copyright issues.
Musicology
A reader asked an interesting question, which was: “Since the plaintiff, Structured Asset Sales, doesn’t own the “Let’s Get...
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Does the new Chevy commercial ripoff The Monkees?
Musicology
The new Chevrolet Silverado commercial sounds just like The Monkees “Pleasant Valley Sunday!” How can that be legal?? If...
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Panel hears SAS’s appeal to revive “Let’s Get It On” v. Ed Sheeran
Musicology
About a year ago, a jury found that Ed Sheeran had not copied Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On”...
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Mary J. Blige’s “Real Love” Is The Subject of an Infringement Lawsuit
Musicology
On April 4, 2024, Tuff City Records sued Universal Music Group over an alleged infringement that dates back to...
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Soundalikes: The secondary infringement lessons from the $250M Twitter lawsuit.
Musicology
In broadcast and advertising especially, music producers are frequently asked to write music that mimics in some fashion an...
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Should Franklin sue Beyoncé over Texas Hold ‘Em? (yes, Franklin the turtle.)
Musicology
“Mr. Musicologist, you’ve got to be kidding,” you say. Yeah, I reckon I must. (Chill out, BeyHiv!) So why...
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Explaining Burger King’s cringey jingle.
Musicology
Anyone can hear that it’s wrong. A forensic musicologist can tell you why. Everyone hates these commercials, but nobody...
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“I need to hire a copyright musicologist.”
Musicology
What is a copyright musicologist? The phone rang this morning, and the conversation began: “Hello, Mr. McBrearty, I’m looking...
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