While us average folk can easily and legally listen or download the latest music thanks to music platforms like iTunes, Amazon, Google Play (and the list goes on), prison inmates don't have the same accessibility to these sites.
Just a week ago, Jamie Foxx, 2 Chainz and DJ Mustard linked up on a song called "Party Ain't A Party" that, in addition to sharing a name with a '90s hit, may be a complete rip off.
Eminem and his publishing company have initiated a lawsuit against a New Zealand political party for their allegedly unauthorized use of his song "Lose Yourself."
Katy Perry and Juicy J's "Dark Horse" has certainly been doing work on the charts this year, but not everyone's a fan. Christian rappers Lecrae, Flame and John Reilly are now suing Perry, Juicy, and producers Dr.
Beastie Boys have been battling Monster energy drink in court for awhile now. It all began with a copyright violation suit filed by the Beastie Boys, centering around a "megamix" put together by DJ Z-Trip for a snowboarding recap video, sponsored by Monster.
The phrase "Shoulda Coulda Woulda" has been around for quite some time, with variations on it popping up everywhere from a song title on Chief Keef's 2013 tape Almighty So to a title of an episode of "Sex In The City." Most recently, 2 Chainz borrowed a varia
Sometimes, it's immediately obvious where samples come from, but other times, it takes twenty years to correctly identify them.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, it seems Ricky Rozay & Jermaine "Mayne Zayne" Jackson (half of the producer duo The Runners) are suing Pop/EDM duo LMFAO for copyright infringement concerning their 2010 single "Party Rock Anthem." A lawsuit filed in a Fl
National Music Publishers Association Sends Take-Down Notices To 50 Unlicensed Lyrics Sites Nov 12, 2013 at 11:25am
Audio certainly isn't the only aspect of music that's copyrighted, and lyrics are no exception.
Usher's been in the courtroom as of late (his ex recently asked a judge to hold him in contempt for poor co-parenting), but these appearances haven't concerned his music until now.
Chicago Musician Clive Tanaka Suing Nicki Minaj For "Starships" Copyright Infringement Sep 11, 2013 at 11:28am
As reported by the Chicago Tribune, electronic musician Clive Tanaka has filed a lawsuit against Nicki Minaj for copyright infringement relating to her massive 2012 single "Starships".