Google Responds to Accusations of Plagiarizing Lyrics — And Basically Blames It All on LyricFind

After Google partner Lyricfind admitted to ‘minuscule’ levels of plagiarism, Google is now weighing in. Google has responded to accusations made by Genius, a well-known resource for viewing and commenting on the lyrics of popular songs. Genius long sus… Continue Reading

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Pandora Faces Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Over Unlicensed Lyrics from Tom Petty, The Doors, Others

Pandora is the subject of a copyright infringement lawsuit regarding lyrics from a range of artists and publishers, including Tom Petty, The Beach Boys, The Doors, and others. Wixen, a music publisher that represents The Beach Boys, Tom Petty, The Door… Continue Reading

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UMG Receives First Legal Warning to Disclose Its 2008 Fire Losses; Chairman Lucian Grainge Breaks His Silence

  What exactly was lost, and why isn’t UMG disclosing it? The crisis over UMG’s catastrophic loss of recording masters in 2008 is now entering a new phase.  Just this morning, LA-based law firm King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano, LLP issued a written … Continue Reading

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Google Partner LyricFind Admits Its Database Contains Lyrics Lifted from Genius — But the Amounts Are ‘Miniscule’

After Google was caught “Red-Handed” with Genius lyrics in its search results, partner LyricFind is downplaying the issue — and potentially insulating itself from legal action. The statement dismisses Genius’ complaints as without merit.  But important… Continue Reading

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Aretha Franklin’s Lawyers Say Kecalf Franklin Doesn’t Have the “Ability, Skill, and Knowledge” to Serve as Estate Administrator

Last summer, the world lost a music legend – Aretha Franklin. The famous soul and gospel singer had succumbed to complications caused by pancreatic cancer.  She was 76. In addition to leaving behind an incredible music catalog, she also left behind mul… Continue Reading

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UMG Secured a Massive Settlement from NBCUniversal After the 2008 Fire — But Shared Nothing Back With Artists

The crisis surrounding UMG’s handling of the Universal Studios Fire of 2008 is worsening with news of a massive settlement. As Universal Music Group faces the specter of dozens of lawsuits stemming from its mishandling of the 2008 Universal Studios fir… Continue Reading

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Los Angeles Judge Grants Britney Spears a Five-Year Restraining Order Against Former Manager, Sam Lufti

Following a lengthy legal battle, Britney Spears has finally obtained what she and her family have long wanted. Yesterday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny issued a five-year restraining order against Spears’ former manager, Sam Lutfi. The… Continue Reading

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