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Mary J. Blige’s “Real Love” Is The Subject of an Infringement Lawsuit
Musicology
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Soundalikes: The secondary infringement lessons from the $250M Twitter lawsuit.
Musicology
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Should Franklin sue Beyoncé over Texas Hold ‘Em? (yes, Franklin the turtle.)
Musicology
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Explaining Burger King’s cringey jingle.
Musicology
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“I need to hire a copyright musicologist.”
Musicology
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The Grammys have something for everyone to hate.
Musicology
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Did Ice Spice steal “in ha mood?”
Musicology
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5 Best & Worst Copyright Cases of 2023
Musicology
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Give me 3 minutes to explain why Mariah Carey didn’t steal “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
Musicology
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Are computers really better at judging copyright infringement cases than humans?
Musicology
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UMG, Concord, and ABKCO suing $5B AI startup Anthropic for copyright infringement.
Musicology
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In LA today, a two-hour hearing on whether every Reggaeton song is an infringement.
Musicology
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NLE Choppa’s “Who Tf Up In My Trap” lawsuit will be interesting.
Musicology
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What do Ed Sheeran and South Korea’s biggest star, IU, have in common? Plagiarism claims!
Musicology
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Could Ed Sheeran’s in-court medley have backfired?
Musicology
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Jay-Z, Timbaland, and Ginuwine win summary judgment for Paper Chase and Toe 2 Toe.
Musicology
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Did Zayn Malik make his song “Better” by copying Havyn’s “Somebody Tonight?”
Musicology
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Karol G and Tiesto sued for $50 million in copyright infringement lawsuit.
Musicology
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This the second time I’ve heard the Stevie & Clevie case has a racism component.
Musicology
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Future’s “When I Think About It” infringement case gets tossed.
Musicology
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CNN settles the $17 million copyright infringement case from Freeplay.
Musicology
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Google and Universal would like to offer a license to make AI deep fakes?
Musicology
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Talkbox creator and artist Bosko suing Dua Lipa over Levitating remixes.
Musicology
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AI and Copyright are natural frenemies.
Musicology
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Bad Bunny’s motion to dismiss may end the silly reggaeton copyright case.
Musicology
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“Let’s Get It On” appeal will change nothing.
Musicology
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Jonas Brothers vs Doobie Bros, Toto, and countless others.
Musicology
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Is artificial intelligence one technological leap too far?
Musicology
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Is the SAS dismissal a mea culpa from the judge in Thinking Out Loud?
Musicology
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Who’s to blame for too many spurious music copyright cases? Not plaintiffs.
Musicology
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Ed Sheeran had no motive.
Musicology
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“Axis of Relevance” in Sheeran’s Let’s Get It On case.
Musicology
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Sheeran’s “Let’s Get It On” trial is just these two things.
Musicology
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Why GloRilla’s “Tomorrow” does not sample “Street of the Westbank.”
Musicology
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Did Drake sample Obrafour for “Calling My Name without clearing it?”
Musicology
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You Cannot Copyright A Rhythm.
Musicology
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Is “Justice For All” by J6 Prison Choir and Donald Trump really them?
Musicology
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Reconsidering the Inverse Ratio Rule.
Musicology
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Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud” Trial: What you need to know.
Musicology
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Trefuego’s huge TikTok hit “90Mh” likely has a big problem.
Musicology
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“Thinking Out Loud” v “Let’s Get It On,” a month or so away.
Musicology
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Like the Rolling Stones need to steal ideas! This new “Living In A Ghost Town,” lawsuit is silly.
Musicology
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Biggest music copyright infringement case ever is right around the corner.
Musicology
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Why Bonnie Raitt “Just Like That” won Song Of The Year.
Musicology
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Rick Astley sues Yung Gravy and it’s super interesting.
Musicology
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Reggaeton copyright infringement cases face challenges.
Musicology
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What does a forensic musicologist do?
Musicology
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Lil Uzi Vert Strawberry Peels $1M Lawsuit
Musicology
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Worst Five Copyright Cases of 2022.
Musicology
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Experts and Non-Experts Asking The Wrong Questions
Musicology
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CNN’s “Taking On Taylor Swift.” Fraught with issues.
Musicology
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Top 5 copyright cases from 2022.
Musicology
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Cryptomnesia: Yes, you can infringe by accident.
Musicology
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DaBaby and Roddy Ricch sued over “Rockstar”
Musicology
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Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” Infringement Case
Musicology
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Brands need to be careful about unlicensed music in TikTok videos.
Musicology
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What’s “Preventative Forensic Musicology?”
Musicology
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Kanye West’s “Life Of The Party” and BDPs “South Bronx”
Musicology
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Does Disney’s “Some Things Never Change” infringe? No.
Musicology
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Advertising: Musicologist Services
Musicology
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Beyoncé’s Energy vs Kelis’s Milkshake silliness.
Musicology
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Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off Lawsuit: The Short Version
Musicology
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How to not get sued for copyright infringement!
Musicology
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Epidemic Sound suing Facebook: a quick lesson in statutory damages.
Musicology
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The importance of preventative musicological care.
Musicology
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Some thoughts on Arnstein.
Musicology
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Did Kanye West sample “Move Your Body?”
Musicology
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UPDATE: Mariah Carey “All I Want For Christmas” case is still silly.
Musicology
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What’s the Kenny Loggins v Garth Brooks thing?
Musicology
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The “All I Want For Christmas Is You” lawsuit is silly.
Musicology
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The fallacy of filtering as an extrinsic test.
Musicology
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Does the Shape Of You verdict stem the tide?
Musicology
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Is there a Take 6 sample on H.E.R.’s “Could’ve Been?”
Musicology
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Bieber Dan + Shay 10,000 Hours Lawsuit
Musicology
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Bieber Dan + Shay track “10,000 Hours” infringement suit.
Musicology
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Calvin Harris Slide v How Is It Gonna Be
Musicology
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Sam Smith’s Dancing With A Stranger lawsuit is silly.
Musicology
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Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” vs Chokri’s “Oh Why.”
Musicology
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Dua Lipa Levitating isn’t similar to Wiggle and Giggle.
Musicology
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Dua Lipa ‘Levitating’ v. “Live Your Life”
Musicology
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Drake sued for unlicensed samples on In My Feelings and Nice For What.
Musicology
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Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” vs Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On?”
Musicology
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Apple’s Willful Infringement Case
Musicology
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Jimi Hendrix is suing preemptively.
Musicology
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How To Find A Musicologist
Musicology
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Musicology Services for Advertising: Avoiding infringement claims.
Musicology
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Did Bad Bunny Sample DJ Playero for Safaera?
Musicology
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Olivia Rodrigo is handing out songwriter credits like they’re candy.
Musicology
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The Weeknd “Call Out My Name” lawsuit looks pretty silly.
Musicology
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Quick take: Olivia Rodrigo good 4 u & Misery Business.
Musicology
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Lawsuit: Jake Owen sued over “Made For You.”
Musicology
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Jay-Z’s and Timbaland still toe 2 toe over “Help Me.”
Musicology
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Dear “I’m afraid someone will steal my song.”
Musicology
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Does Halsey and Benny Blanco’s Eastside rip off Loveless?
Musicology
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5 Reasons You May Need A Musicologist
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Judge: Arty doesn’t own his New Republic remix and can’t sue Marshmello.
Musicology
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Taylor Swift v Evermore Theme Park Concludes Softly
Musicology
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Does Arty even own the music he’s suing Marshmello over?
Musicology
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Pharrell’s “reverse engineering” remark doesn’t mean perjury.
Musicology
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Minaj accepts a $450k judgment.
Musicology
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Musicology for Advertising: An Ounce of Prevention
Musicology
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Why Trump will lose the Electric Avenue case.
Musicology
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Why the initial Chapman v Minaj decision was a non-event.
Musicology
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Led Zeppelin: Plagiarists? Infringers? Both?
Musicology
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Did Kendrick Lamar really steal “Loyalty?”
Musicology
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Stairway case might head to the Supreme Court
Musicology
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The Weeknd’s “A Lonely Night” lawsuit. (Updated)
Musicology, Opinion
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Travis Scott lawsuit. Does Highest In The Room infringe?
Musicology
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Apple TV+ sued for infringement of ’89 rap track.
Latest News
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On Willful Infringement and Statutory Damages
Musicology
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Nickelback sued over “Rockstar.”
Musicology, Opinion
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$8.1M infringement suit. Was Ford too cheap to pay $13,500 in license fees?
Latest News
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Judge throws out Josh Groban copyright case.
Latest News, Musicology, Opinion
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Why the Stairway and Dark Horse rulings solve nothing. Pt 2.
Musicology
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Sheeran’s case got a step up from the Stairway decision.
Musicology
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Why the Stairway and Dark Horse rulings solve nothing. Pt 1.
Musicology
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Dark Horse, overturned.
Musicology
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Big Bang Theory’s “Soft Kitty.”
Musicology
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Does Bad Decisions infringe on Dancing With Myself?
Musicology
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Copyright infringement and the Climate Of Fear
Musicology
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Walk It Talk It: Migos dodged a bullet.
Musicology
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What’s more important to an infringement case: Similarity or Access?
Musicology
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DId Lil Nas X and Cardi B steal “Rodeo?”
Musicology
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Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway’ case, What’s most likely next?
Musicology
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“Stairway”: what the Ninth Circuit will look at
Musicology
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The Intriguing Case of Baby Shark do do do do da do.
Musicology
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The importance of the Kraftwerk case.
Musicology
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Did Lady Gaga steal “Shallow?”
Musicology
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Katy Perry stole Dark Horse’s beat from a Christian rap song, says Jury.
Musicology
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A dozen interesting things about the Lil Nas X “Carry On” situation.
Musicology
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Gimme 3 minutes to tell you why Dark Horse is not Joyful Noise.
Musicology
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5 Seconds Of Summer stole Youngblood?
Musicology
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Ed Sheeran’s $100M lawsuit will wait for the “Stairway” decision.
Musicology
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How many words/notes in a row before you stole that joke/melody?
Musicology
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Did Carrie Underwood steal NBC Sunday Night Football theme, “Game On?”
Musicology
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Here’s what’s going to happen with Stairway and Taurus.
Musicology
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Is Marshmello’s Happier a ripoff of Arty’s I Lived?
Musicology
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Did Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber steal the chorus for “I Don’t Care?”
Musicology
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Stairway To Heaven, Blurred Lines, and the silly Inverse Ratio Rule
Musicology
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The slightly dicey world of soundalikes.
Musicology
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Did Juice WRLD Steal “Lean Wit Me?”
Musicology
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Does “Thinking Out Loud” infringe upon “Let’s Get It On?” No, but…
Musicology
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Is “Damn Girl” going to cost Timberlake and Will.i.am millions?
Musicology
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Say what you mean: interpolation, sampling, or similarity? Let’s get them straight.
Musicology
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Taurus v Stairway To Heaven is going back to court.
Musicology
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Miley Cyrus and “23” getting sued.
Musicology, Opinion
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Does Dark Horse infringe on Joyful Noise?
Musicology, Opinion
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Sheeran sued over Thinking Out Loud, again.
Musicology
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BREAKING: James Arthur is indeed being sued by The Script
Latest News
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Is Musical Creativity Really Squelched By Threat Of Legal Action?
Musicology, Opinion
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Ed Sheeran again! “When I Found You?” v. “The Rest of Our Life.”
Musicology
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Ariana Grande’s “Side To Side” vs “J5 (T6)”? C’mon man.
Musicology
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Should “Get Free” by Lana Del Rey be in Radiohead’s crosshairs?
Musicology
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Does “Let It Go” sound too much like Ciero’s “Volar?”
Musicology
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Does “Midnight Train” sound too much like “Creep?”
Latest News, Musicology, Opinion
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80% of Music Theory 101 in 10 minutes.
Musicology
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Today is Blurred Lines Appeal Day!
Musicology
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Carrie Underwood sued over “Something In The Water.” Frivolous suit or not?
Latest News, Musicology, Opinion
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Chance The Rapper sued for copyright infringement.
Latest News, Musicology, Opinion
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Alan Jackson case tossed; plaintiff didn’t have a musicologist?
Musicology
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Why the Blurred Lines verdict doesn’t matter.
Musicology, Opinion
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Did Macklemore and Lewis steal “Thrift Shop”? No.
Musicology, Opinion
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The 5 Steps to Take if Someone Stole Your Song.
Musicology, Opinion
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DJ Snake and Li’l John being sued for “Turn Down For What.”
Musicology, Opinion
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Eminem “Lose Yourself” vs National Party of New Zealand
Audio, Musicology
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Beyoncé makes silly fair use claim to fight silly $20M damages claim.
Musicology, Opinion
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As I expected, Ed Sheeran settles Photograph case.
Audio, Latest News
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Ed Sheeran Ain’t No Scrub
Audio, Musicology, Opinion
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Blind Melon settles “Insane” suit against Mandy Jiroux
Audio, Latest News
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Beyoncé hit with a stupid 20 million dollar lawsuit by estate of NOLA’s Messy Mya.
Audio, Musicology
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Top few fascinating highlights from Jimmy Page’s Stairway v. Taurus testimony.
Musicology, Opinion
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James Arthur (X Factor winner) v. The Script
Audio, Latest News, Musicology, Opinion, SFX
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One Direction sued. “Night Changes” and “Story of My Life” involved.
Audio, Musicology, Opinion
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