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How Music Copyright Lawsuits Are Scaring Away New Hits

The boom in copyright lawsuits is rattling the music industry — to the point where some artists and songwriters are spending tens of thousands of dollars on insurance policies

In the five years since a court ruled that “Blurred Lines” infringed on Marvin Gaye’s 1977 “Got to Give It Up,” demanding that Thicke and Williams fork over $5 million to the Gaye estate for straying too close to the older song’s “vibe,” the once-sleepy realm of music copyright law has turned into a minefield. Chart-topping musicians have been slapped with infringement lawsuits like never before, and stars like Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry are being asked to pay millions in cases that have many experts scratching their heads. Across genres, artists are putting out new music with the same question in the backs of their minds: Will this song get me sued?


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What about all the songs which many other artists "bite" (stole), both knowingly and unknowingly, which leads to infringement?

If Kes could find a good lawyer he could recoup some of their insurance MONEY?

So did Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber just steal KES The Band's "Savannah Grass"?

Posted by Bugs on May 27, 2019, at 5:18 pm in Uncategorized



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