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I don’t see any sign that he did. But might he be infringing anyway? Yeah, you could make that argument alright. Bad Bunny is being sued by BM Records, which controls the rights to a bunch of mixtapes from the 1990’s by DJ Playero. BM Records and DJ Playero get a lot of credit for …

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The biggest record in the world, Olivia Rodrigo’s “Sour” has been under constant fire since it came out at the beginning of summer. Early on, she gave Taylor Swift a songwriting credit for “deja vu,” Sour’s third track? After that it was pretty much open season. Next, the promotional art was too much like a …

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I know, we can’t even hear Vibeking, but I’ll explain and you’ll understand and it’ll all take about four minutes. Here we go… The Weekend (Weeknd) is getting sued for copyright infringement. Yes, again! This time it’s by a pair of composer/producers named Suniel Fox and Henry Strange, collectively “Epikker” (awesome name), who think “Call …

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Olivia Rodrigo’s record was about a big a deal in my house as any release in a long time. Drivers License had worn out its welcome, and Good 4 You, which was like 10x better in every way, was all I heard for a week. Then I heard about the Paramore comparison, and immediately imagined, …

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TMZ reports there’s a lawsuit out there today because a couple of songwriters heard Jake Owens’s “Made For You” and its “Do, Mi, Re… Do” melody along with the lyric, “I was made for you.” They rightly thought it was very similar to the cadence in their own “Made For You” song. And THEN they …

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“Let’s Get It On” versus “Thinking Out Loud” is probably the most high-profile and interesting case out there. And since it follows a series of others that left the state of copyright law seemingly in disarray the question is whether this will bring balance or further chaos. Countless articles were written in the wake of …

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Jay-Z and Timbaland still have to deal with Ernie Hines after all. If there is no settlement, and I really hope there is not, this case is way more interesting than it at first appears; a lot to look at. How’s it likely to end? We’ll get to that. First though, let’s look at the …

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An email from an artist scared to put their own work out into the world for fear it would be copied, plagiarized, infringed upon, otherwise ripped off: “I’m a producer and songwriter. I’d love to show my stuff to producers and artists, but I’m afraid they’ll steal it. Should I send it anyway?” With all …

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Got time for a quick story? Just last week my daughter all of the sudden wanted to learn acoustic guitar. Specifically, Paul McCartney’s “Blackbird.” Two days later, with a little help from me and a little from the internet, pretty much never having touched a guitar prior, she could play Blackbird. (Thanks to some youtube …

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Marshmello got summary judgment, and here’s why I’m surprised. Arty, a fairly successful DJ and remixer, sued Marshmello whose biggest hit “Happier,” contains an instrumental hook that sounds a ton like a hook from Arty’s remix of a New Republic song, “I Lived.” Musicologize has articles about the similarity, but for now, it appears irrelevant. …

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