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Lil Wayne Is Suing Universal Music Over Unpaid Profits for Young Money

Remember how last year, Lil Wayne filed an out-of-nowhere lawsuit against Birdman and Young Money for $51 million for breach of contract and withholding Tha…
Dan Weiss / March 29, 2016

‘Blurred Lines’ Isn’t Even the Biggest Marvin Gaye Ripoff This Decade

The music industry was rattled last night by a Los Angeles jury's verdict that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' obscenely popular 2013 single "Blurred Lines"
Andrew Unterberger / March 11, 2015

Tom Petty Awarded Songwriting Royalties for Sam Smith’s Hit ‘Stay With Me’

Ever since Sam Smith's 2014 single "Stay With Me" came out, people have pointed out that the chorus sounds an awful lot like Tom Petty's classic tune, "I…
James Grebey / January 26, 2015

Michael Jackson Faces New Charges of Child Sexual Abuse

Michael Jackson has been charged with a new count of alleged sexual abuse, five years after his death. According to the Independent, 36-year-old James Safechuck…
Elissa Stolman / August 6, 2014

Morrissey Denies Ordering Bodyguard to ‘Hurt’ a Fan

UPDATE: Morrissey has weighed in on the controversy. Read his response below.
Elissa Stolman / July 30, 2014

Duran Duran Take Their Fan Club to Court

Out of all the lawsuits that have cropped up in the news this week, the one filed by '80s new wave icons Duran Duran is…
Elissa Stolman / July 23, 2014

Adele’s Baby Got Rich By Winning a Privacy Lawsuit

Adele's toddler son, Angelo Adkins, turns two in October, but he's already got quite a few bones in the bank. According to a story from…
Elissa Stolman / July 23, 2014

Chris Brown’s Bodyguard Guilty in D.C. Assault

UPDATE: Chris Brown's trial has been moved to Wednesday. The singer's lawyers requested for a delay to restrategize after bodyguard Christopher Hollosy was convicted for assault,…
John Surico / April 21, 2014

Courtney Love Owes $95K in Never-Ending ‘Twibel’ Case

No one knows when the day will come that we, as a democratic society and expressive culture, will stop reading about Courtney Love in court.
John Surico / April 8, 2014

Aimee Mann Could Score Millions in Massive Digital Royalty Lawsuit

Aimee Mann has filed a big lawsuit against a little-known company with serious clout in the digital music business. As the Hollywood Reporter points out, the…
Marc Hogan / July 24, 2013

How a ‘Happy Birthday’ Lyric Sheet Could Be Worth Millions in Copyright Fees

"Happy Birthday to You" may soon be less dear. Virtually everybody knows the song, but nobody is allowed to use it in movies or just…
Marc Hogan / June 21, 2013

Pre-Disco Music Faces Web Extinction in Big Copyright Case

If there's content from before 1972 you've been meaning to enjoy on YouTube, SoundCloud, or other user-uploaded streaming services, better get on that now. A recent…
Marc Hogan / April 24, 2013

Leonard Cohen’s ‘Book of Longing’ Prompts Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Leonard Cohen is a songwriting great. A true living legend. He also, like some of the Important Male Writers of his generation — Philip Roth,…
Marc Hogan / July 23, 2012

Jay-Z and Kanye West Sued Over Uncleared Soul Sample

"This beat deserves Hennessy / A bad bitch, and a bag of weed, the holy trinity," Kanye West raps on "The Joy," a bonus track…
Marc Hogan / October 18, 2011