Legal

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Beyoncé sued over Break My Soul sample public
Beyoncé 2 min read

Beyoncé sued over Break My Soul sample

A New Orleans group have sued Beyoncé, arguing that a sample on her 2022 hit ‘Break My Soul’ comes from a 2014 track that infringed the copyright in a song they wrote in 2002. As a result, they’d like a co-write credit on and a share of the royalties from ‘Break My Soul’…
Chris Cooke
Chris Cooke
Apple hits back at competition regulators in EU and US public
Apple 2 min read

Apple hits back at competition regulators in EU and US

Apple continues to fight the regulators that have accused it of anticompetitive conduct over its App Store rules. In the EU it has formally appealed a €1.8 billion fine and in the US it has started the process of seeking to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit filed by the Department Of Justice…
Chris Cooke
Chris Cooke
Sony sues Marriott over social media posts public
Sony Music 2 min read

Sony sues Marriott over social media posts

Sony Music has sued the Marriott hotel chain over its use of music on videos posted to social media. The major label accuses Marriott of “rampant infringement” and says that it is filing its lawsuit in an effort to “recover damages for Marriott’s wilful conduct”…
Chris Cooke
Chris Cooke
Leadmill eviction battle in court public
The Leadmill 3 min read

Leadmill eviction battle in court

The Electric Group was in court yesterday seeking to enforce its eviction order against the current management team at Sheffield’s The Leadmill. It owns the building and wants to directly run the venue. The current team raised logistical and human rights objections to the forced change in management…
Chris Cooke
Chris Cooke
Live industry welcomes ticket tout prison sentences public
Ticket Touting 3 min read

Live industry welcomes ticket tout prison sentences

The live music industry has welcomed the prison sentences handed to four people found guilty of operating a fraudulent ticket resale business. Stuart Camp - who manages Ed Sheeran - said he hoped it would set “an important precedent in the live music industry”…
Andy Malt
Andy Malt
The MLC is suing Spotify over audiobook bundling public
Spotify 4 min read

The MLC is suing Spotify over audiobook bundling

The audiobooks bundling dispute between the US music industry and Spotify has gone legal. This is about how the streaming service is classifying its main premium subscription product - which now includes audiobooks - as a bundle, which lets it reduce royalty payments to publishers and songwriters…
Chris Cooke
Chris Cooke
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