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In The News: Jake Owen “Made For You.”
Musicology
TMZ reports there’s a lawsuit out there today because another couple of composers heard Jake Owens “Made For You” and then heard in it a “Do, Mi, Re….. Do” melody along with the lyric,...
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“Thinking Out Loud” v “Let’s Get It On?” Lawsuit: Deep dive.
Musicology
“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...
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Jay-Z’s and Timbaland still toe 2 toe over “Help Me.”
Musicology
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...
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Dear “Afraid someone will steal my song.”
Musicology
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...
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Does Halsey and Benny Blanco’s Eastside rip off Loveless?
Musicology
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...
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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 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...
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