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Judge: Arty doesn’t own his New Republic remix and can’t sue Marshmello.
Musicology
Marshmello got summary judgment, and here’s why that doesn’t make sense. Arty, a fairly successful DJ and remixer, sued Marshmello whose biggest hit “Happier,” contains an instrumental hook that sounds a ton like a...
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Taylor Swift v Evermore Theme Park Concludes Softly
Musicology
One of the stupidest cases to ever come down the pike, Taylor Swift and Evermore Theme Park have dropped their respective lawsuits against one another. Why am I even writing about a lawsuit that...
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Does Arty even own the music he’s suing Marshmello over?
Musicology
A cautionary tale for composers? Arty (DJ Artem Stoliarov) is suing Marshmello whose biggest hit, “Happier,” in Arty’s view infringes on a work of his called “I Lived (Arty Remix).) There’s a Musicologize article...
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Pharrell’s “reverse engineering” remark doesn’t mean perjury.
Musicology
Recently, U.S. District Court Judge John Kronstadt ruled that Pharrell Williams did not commit perjury in testimony about “Blurred Lines” when it and his creative process were the focus of a copyright infringement lawsuit....
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Minaj accepts a $450k judgment.
Musicology
You might ask, “Didn’t Minaj win this case months ago?? “Fair use” or something?” And we covered that, but it was only half the story. The interesting thing about the Tracy Chapman v Nicki...
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Why Trump will lose the Electric Avenue case.
Musicology
He’ll say he won, but once and future reality TV personality, Donald Trump, will eventually lose or more likely settle his case against Eddy Grant. It’s different from the Neil Young thing. According to...
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