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Robin Thicke files lawsuit to defend 'Blurred Lines' from claims of copying Marvin Gaye, George Clinton

Robin Thicke files lawsuit to defend 'Blurred Lines' from claims of copying Marvin Gaye, George Clinton | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Robin Thicke is asking a federal judge to determine his song “Blurred Lines” doesn’t copy from elements of two other songs.
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BMI Music Company Suit -- Triggers 19 Nervous Breakdowns

BMI Music Company Suit -- Triggers 19 Nervous Breakdowns | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

What do Sonny and Cher, Kansas, Michael Jackson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bono, Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton, The Beach Boys, Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga, Toby Keith, Jefferson Airplane, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Amy Winehouse, Weezer, The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, Bonnie Raitt, Otis Redding, Air Supply, Jimmy Buffett, Johnny Cash, Bob Seger and Fleetwood Mac have in common?


Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2013/06/05/bmi-lawsuit-michael-jackson-lil-wayne-lady-gaga-rolling-stones-small-bars/#ixzz2VR52XR8w

 

 

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I wonder what BMI represented artists would actually say about that?

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Dangerous Minds | Blues Singer Lester Chambers: Reality of the Music Industry for the 99%

Dangerous Minds | Blues Singer Lester Chambers: Reality of the Music Industry for the 99% | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Lester Chambers, former lead singer of The Chambers Brothers, highlights the hard reality of the record company’s exploitation of its artists. Chambers sang such hits as “Time Has come Today”, “People Get Ready”, “Uptown”, “I Can’t Turn You Loose” and “Funky”, went for almost thirty years without seeing a royalty check, and has still to see the majority of payment due to him for all of his recordings.

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Grooveshark Launches iPhone App in Face of Major Label Lawsuits | Evolver.fm

Grooveshark Launches iPhone App in Face of Major Label Lawsuits | Evolver.fm | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

When a digital music startup distributes massive amounts of unlicensed music and fails to pay for the music it has licensed, most of us know what happens next: They go out of business. Not so with Grooveshark.

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Why unpaid interns are bad for the music industry

Why unpaid interns are bad for the music industry | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Helienne Lindvall: Big US record labels are being sued by former interns who worked for free – how do their UK counterparts measure up?
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Interns of the world, unite!

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Here's How The Record Industry Stomps Out Startups It Hates

Here's How The Record Industry Stomps Out Startups It Hates | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

MP3tunes.com, a service which let users put their personal music collections online in a "locker," then made those songs available on any device, has declared bankruptcy.Founder Michael Robertson blames an expensive and time-consuming four-year legal battle with EMI Records.

EMI sued the company back in 2007, arguing that building this kind of service without licenses was copyright infringement.

Since then, Amazon and Google have launched very similar services with no license agreements. MP3tunes also won a pretty big legal judgment last summer, where a judge basically threw out most of EMI's case.

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IFPI music piracy claims labelled 'ludicrous'

IFPI music piracy claims labelled 'ludicrous' | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Claims by music industry body the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry over the affects of piracy have been attacked as misleading for the public and policy makers.
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