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Here’s what’s going to happen with Stairway and Taurus.
Musicology
Headlines broke out earlier this week about Stairway To Heaven going back to court. Those headlines have people confused. So, here’s what’s really happening and what’s likely, according to me, to happen next.  For...
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Is Marshmello’s Happier a ripoff of Arty’s I Lived?
Musicology
Before we answer that, these guys have real names. Artem Stoliarov goes by Arty and he’s suing Christopher Comstock. He’s Marshmello. I probably won’t use their real names again.  The complaint, filed last week,...
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Did Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber steal the chorus for “I Don’t Care?”
Musicology
Well, it’s not completely ridiculous. “I Don’t Care” is Justin Beiber and Ed Sheeran’s brand new single (as I type this, it came out yesterday.) I’d be hard pressed to think of another combo...
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Stairway To Heaven, Blurred Lines, and the silly Inverse Ratio Rule
Musicology
The inverse ratio rule has been part of copyright law for a long time, but sooner or later hopefully we can agree that it never really made a lot of sense and we should...
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The slightly dicey world of soundalikes.
Musicology
First, what’s a soundalike? Imagine for a minute you’re in advertising. You’re working on a campaign; a commercial maybe. You’ve been trying to figure out the perfect messaging and visuals, and you’re ask yourself,...
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Did Juice WRLD Steal “Lean Wit Me?”
Musicology
No. Jumping right on this one, because it’s straightforward. This morning we have headlines that Juice WRLD is getting sued, again. Sting pretty much owns “Lucid Dreams” now, rightly. And this new suit comes...
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