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Brands need to be careful about unlicensed music in TikTok videos.
Musicology
There’s not much that amuses copyright experts more than seeing non-sensical tags such as “No Copyright Intended” and the like in social media posts that contain popular songs. The posters are aware obviously that...
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What’s “Preventative Forensic Musicology?”
Musicology
And how do marketing and advertising agencies employ preventative forensic musicologist services to reduce their music copyright risks preemptively? Let’s start by trying to define what musicologists mean by “preventative or preemptive forensic musicology.”...
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Kanye West’s “Life Of The Party” and BDPs “South Bronx”
Musicology
Compared to everything else Ye has going on lately — anti-semitic remarks here and there for example, and the backlash that’ll come from that sort of thing — Adidas, Gap (still in business) and...
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Disney’s Frozen 2 “Some Things Never Change” Lawsuit
Musicology
Remember when Disney got sued because “Let It Go” might have sounded too much like “Volar?” No, me neither, but here we go again. Earlier this week, Daniel E. Grigson, filed a complaint in...
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Beyoncé’s Energy vs Kelis’s Milkshake silliness.
Musicology
It sure got people worked up, but it was mostly nonsense. In the few days immediately following the July 29th release of “Renaissance” (Beyoncé’s first album since her 2016 Grammy-winning “Lemonade”) the main story...
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Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off: In Short
Musicology
Taylor Swift has been fighting this particular battle for years. Songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler sued Swift in 2017 because her biggest hit song of them all, “Shake It Off,” in their view...
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