Kanye West, EMI Music Publishing Officially Settle Out of Court

EMI’s on-again, off-again lawsuit with Kanye West has officially drawn to a close. According to a stipulation of dismissal submitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the matter has been settled; a tentative agr… Continue Reading

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Vicky Cornell’s Lawsuit Against Soundgarden Drags On — Despite Talks of a Settlement

The Vicky Cornell-Soundgarden lawsuit is raging on, and all involved parties have agreed to delay proceedings until March, including extensions for both Cornell’s team and that of the defendants.  Two previous delays (both requested by the defendants) … Continue Reading

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European Composer and Songwriter Alliance Strongly Condemns ‘Malpractices’ of Epidemic Sound

The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) has issued a condemnation of music licensing platform Epidemic Sound, insisting that it shows “disrespect for fundamental authors’ economic and moral rights.” The Belgium-based ECSA, whic… Continue Reading

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Taylor Swift Fans Raise $1,000 To Publicly Shame Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun

A pair of fans of Taylor Swift raised more than $1,000 in a GoFundMe a campaign to publicly support Swift in her ongoing battle with Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta. Haley Spalding and Kyle Graden used the funds to pay for two digital billboards in N… Continue Reading

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Elizabeth Warren, Irving Azoff, Don Henley, Meghan Trainor, Others Firmly Stand With Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s battle against Scott Borchetta, Scooter Braun, and Big Machine is now drawing support from Elizabeth Warren, Irving Azoff, and other powerful corners. That includes the Music Artists Coalition, a musician advocacy group recently fo… Continue Reading

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Big Machine Calls Taylor Swift a Liar. Taylor Swift Whips Out an Email to Prove It.

Big Machine Label Group says Taylor Swift is fabricating claims over her American Music Awards performance.  Taylor Swift says Big Machine is lying about her lying — and produces an email to prove it. And another spat between the adult millionaires com… Continue Reading

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Disney Gets a Surprise at Its D23 Expo: Musicians Demanding Better Pay

This past weekend, Disney held its D23 Expo, which is the largest Disney fan event in the world. This year’s event, however, wasn’t just for fans. Musicians who work for the company, recording music for countless TV shows and movies, also attended as p… Continue Reading

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Following Years of Litigation, Cash Money Records Finally Settles Lawsuit with Aspire Music Group Over Unpaid Drake Royalties

Several years ago, Aspire Music Group filed a lawsuit against Cash Money Records and Universal Music Group (UMG). The first label claimed it had signed Drake to a contract in 2008.  Aspire was co-founded by Cortez Bryant, who once served as Lil Wayne’s… Continue Reading

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