1. RZA On the Offensive Over Sampling Infringement Allegations

    March 01, 2013 3:45 PM EST RZA, the acclaimed Wu Tang Clan member, record producer and budding filmmaker, is attempting a new offensive tack against those who accuse him of sampling theft. This week, he filed a lawsuit against JVC Kenwood Holdings, a multinational company whose holdings include Teichiku Entertainment,…

  2. Lindsay Lohan Loses Lawsuit Against Pitbull

    February 22, 2013 1:52 AM EST A judge has dropped the hammer on Lindsay Lohan's lawsuit against Pitbull. The troubled actress sued the hip hop star in 2011 over the song, "Give Me Everything," which included the line, "So, I'm toptoein', to keep flowin', I got it locked up, like Lindsay…

  3. Alicia Keys Sued Over 'Girl On Fire'

    December 18, 2012 2:50 PM EST Alicia Keys ' single, "Girl on Fire," is featured prominently in a current American Express commercial and this week sits at No. 12 on the Hot 100 chart. It's also the subject of a copyright infringement lawsuit filed last week in California federal court. The plaintiff is…

  4. Carly Rae Jepsen, Owl City's Adam Young Sued for Alleged 'Good Time' Theft

    October 30, 2012 7:36 PM EDT Mega-selling singers Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City 's Adam Young as well as several publishing companies and performing rights groups are being sued in a new copyright infringement lawsuit filed in California federal court. The claims come from Allyson Nichole Burnett, an Alabama-based…

  5. Phish's Trey Anastasio Announces Solo Album, Fall Tour

    August 14, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Phish fans will have something new to fry this fall: a solo album from guitarist Trey Anastasio . His ninth solo album, "Traveler," is due Oct. 16 via Rubber Jungle/ATO Records. In hopes to create a "cinematic end result," Anastasio teamed up with producer Peter Katis, who…

  6. Elvis Presley Joins the 'Hologram' Craze

    June 06, 2012 5:05 PM EDT Elvis Presley is still dead, but he's making some comeback performances soon. Digital Domain Media Group, creator of the "holographic" Tupac Shakur at Coachella, has announced an exclusive deal with the Core Media Group to jointly produce a series of "virtual" Elvis…

  7. Village People Songwriter Wins 'Y.M.C.A.' Rights Case

    May 08, 2012 8:59 PM EDT A California federal judge has given original Village People singer Victor Willis a big victory in a case that has been closely followed in the music industry. Last year, Willis terminated rights to his share of 33 of the group's songs, including the monster hit "Y.M.C.A."…

  8. Simon Cowell's Label Sued Over One Direction's Name

    April 11, 2012 9:55 AM EDT One Direction is one of the hottest boy bands in years, formed by Simon Cowell after the bands' members finished strongly on the seventh season of "The X Factor" in the U.K. The group's debut album recently topped the U.S. chart, and it had a successful performance on …

  9. Marilyn Manson Reveals 'Born Villain' Album Art, Track List

    March 22, 2012 9:36 PM EDT Marilyn Manson is taking a personal approach to "Born Villain." The bad-boy rocker's image covers his eighth studio album, due May 1 on Cooking Vinyl and Downtown Records. It's his first release since 2009's "The High End of Low," which marked the end of his…

  10. Game Could Owe Police $15 Million in Documentary Lawsuit

    March 09, 2012 11:05 AM EST A North Carolina appeals court has determined that the Game , the rapper and actor born as Jayceon Taylor, and Bungalo Records, owe $5 million and possibly more to five North Carolina police officers over a bonus feature on a documentary called "Stop Snitchin' Stop Lyin." Game…

  11. Drake Sued Over 'Marvin's Room' by Alleged Ex-Girlfriend: Report

    February 03, 2012 12:20 PM EST Last year, Drake released a song, "Marvin's Room," that quickly went viral and prompted various remixes by fellow artists intrigued by the depiction of a young woman on a phone call as the rapper drunkenly croons, "You could do better." Now, Ericka Lee, revealing…

  12. Skrillex, Diplo & A-Trak: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 03, 2012 12:15 PM EST The three guys stand shoulder to shoulder, backs to the wall, attempting to balance their varying heights with staggered stances. Diplo is the tallest and most camera-trained, tilting his head and adjusting his hot-professor glasses. He has, after all, modeled for a GQ magazine spread, making…

  13. Newt Gingrich Sued for Having 'Eye of the Tiger' at Rallys

    January 31, 2012 1:05 AM EST In the past few years, there's been growing animosity over the way that Republican candidates for public office use music in campaigns. Today comes word of a new lawsuit filed against Newt Gingrich's campaign for using "Eye of the Tiger," the Grammy-winning song from "…

  14. Beyonce Video Game Lawsuit Can Move Forward, Says Judge

    December 09, 2011 4:55 PM EST Beyoncé won't be shaking a multi-million dollar lawsuit that alleges she walked away from a deal to create a motion-sensing dance video game based on her moves. A New York Superior Court judge denied Tuesday the singer's motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by video game developer…

  15. TESTING GALLERY SKRILLEX

    December 06, 2011 11:48 AM EST TESTING GALLERY SKRILLEX TEST TEST 22222 The three guys stand shoulder to shoulder, backs to the wall, attempting to balance their varying heights with staggered stances. Diplo is the tallest and most camera-trained, tilting his head and adjusting his hot-professor glasses. He has, after all,…

  16. Elvis Presley's 'Real Daughter' Sues Estate for $130 Million

    November 30, 2011 10:10 AM EST A Swedish woman who for more than two decades has been trying to convince everyone that she's Elvis Presley 's real daughter and that Lisa Marie Presley has stolen her identity, has filed a lawsuit against the Presley family claiming more than $130 million in damages for defamation…

  17. Kanye West Cites Nietzsche While Fighting Claim of Stealing 'Stronger'

    November 23, 2011 12:00 PM EST Kanye West has cited 19th century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche in an attempt to convince the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the dismissal of a claim he stole his hit song "Stronger" from another songwriter. In a brief submitted Friday, West's lawyers make the…

  18. Release of the Week Marco Bosco 'Senseless'

    November 11, 2011 2:57 PM EST Chart Article Marco Bosco announced his arrival in July in bold fashion-with one 80-foot-high Hollywood billboard on Vine Street at Selma Avenue, a second one on Vine Street off Sunset Boulevard and a third atop the nearby W Hotel. Bosco is depicted like a futuristic musical gladiator…

  19. Public Enemy's Chuck D Files $100M Lawsuit Against Universal Music Group

    November 04, 2011 8:55 PM EDT Universal Music Group is now facing a fresh lawsuit that alleges the underpaying of royalties on digital downloads. Today, Chuck D of Public Enemy stepped up to bring his own class action against the major record label. The lawsuit was filed in San Francisco federal court and alleges that UMG…

  20. Lawsuit Alleges Adam Lambert Broke 'American Idol' Rules

    November 04, 2011 8:11 PM EDT A new lawsuit suggests that Adam Lambert may have violated the rules of "American Idol" when he agreed to appear on the eighth season of the hit reality competition show. The singer is now facing a lawsuit that alleges that he's still under a Music Services Agreement and a Co…

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