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Setlist: HitPiece NFTs spark a cease and desist frenzy

By and | Published on Monday 7 February 2022

HitPiece

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the controversy sparked by a company called HitPiece after it appeared to be selling NFTs related to a plethora of musicians without permission, plus accusations by Lil Yachty that another music-focussed NFT Company, Opulous, used his name and brand as part of its launch communications, even though – he claims – he had not agreed to get involved in the venture.

SECTION TIMES
01: HitPiece (00:08:37)
02: Lil Yachty (00:20:55)
(Timings may be slightly different due to adverts)

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STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
• Artists and labels hit out at unofficial NFTs site that allows people to “own a song”
Lil Yachty sues music NFT start-up Opulous for trademark infringement
Opulous says Lil Yachty lawsuit is “meritless”

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