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Is this just another frivolous lawsuit? How can we tell? accessToday we learned that canadian songwriters, now plaintiffs, Ronald McNeill and Georgia Lyons-Savage are suing Carrie Underwood and claim to have composed the chorus, melody and lyrics to “Something In The Water.” Carrie Underwood’s begins her greatest hits record (hard to believe she has one already) …

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“Chance The Rapper” sued by the songwriter of Lonnie Smith’s “Bridge Through Time” — a jazz record also sampled by Jay-Z and others. Chance The Rapper is reportedly being sued for copyright infringement over his track, “Windows” which was on Chance’s 2012 mixtape 10 Day. The mixtape wasn’t directly sold at retail, so one might say, “The 10 …

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I’m a forensic musicologist and the Blurred Lines verdict was wrong in my opinion, but… But nevertheless, it is a historical fact, if a mildly unsettling one. But it shouldn’t however be as unsettling as it’s being made out to be! I’m hearing lawyers say things like “We are operating in a ‘post-Blurred Lines world’ …

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and their hit ‘Thrift Shop” have nothing to fear from “legendary jazz musician” Paul Batiste’s latest lawsuit. New Orleans jazzer Paul Batiste is evidently suing Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, claiming he hears his own work in their hit song “Thrift Shop.” So of course, I was anxious to see if there …

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“Hey, that’s my song; they stole my song!” It’s not a good feeling. You might be listening to your radio or to a Spotify playlist, or perhaps you’re watching a tv show or a commercial and you hear music that sounds just like something of your own. Maybe it’s not exactly the same, but it’s …

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Could this be the biggest music copyright infringement payout of all time? I’ll put on the musicologists hat in a second and break it down but really the musicology over infringement or non-infringement is fairly simple, and unless there’s a rabbit up someone’s sleeve, we could pretty much head straight to the more interesting musicology …

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Fight fire with fire, I suppose. We wrote a post about this action a few months ago, when we first heard that Messy Mya’s estate was suing Beyoncé for twenty million dollars over a little blurb she may or may not have used without permission to kick off her track “Formation.”This video, which has 3 …

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Tons of casual observers with youtube channels are getting stroked today as Kandi Burruss & Tiny Harris who wrote TLC’s Billboard topping hit “No Scrubs” are getting a song writing credit on Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.” But don’t read too much into it. Sure, there has been tons of internet chatter about how Sheeran …

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Rolling Stone Magazine has published the entire transcript from Jimmy Page’s testimony during the trial in June 2016 in which Led Zeppelin was sued for copyright infringement of the song “Taurus” by the band, Spirit, in Zeppelin’s iconic “Stairway To Heaven.” Spirit were contemporaries of Zeppelin. The two bands appeared in concert together (on the same …

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UPDATE: It took a while but a song theft lawsuit over “Say You Won’t Let Go” was evidently filed today (May 21, 2018) and look out,  it’s Richard Busch for the plaintiffs. I’m going to take a close look at this one right away and give you the prediction. X Factor comeback kid James Arthur could …

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