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“Haters Gonna Hate, Hate . . . .” Can Taylor Swift “Shake it Off”?

USA - October 15 2017 On September 18, 2017, songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler filed a lawsuit against Taylor Swift in the United States District Court for the…

Music Law 101: Who Owns the Copyright in a Song?

USA - August 29 2018 After your band has written and recorded a song, who actually owns the song? This simple question does not necessarily have a simple answer. How many…

Music Performing Rights Organizations and the “Full-Work” vs. “Fractional” Licensing Dispute: Government Seeks to Overturn Fractional Licensing Decision

USA - May 23 2017 On Thursday, the United States filed its brief in its appeal of a decision by the district court for the Southern District of New York, which rejected…

Music Law 101: Protect Your Music, Protect Yourself

USA - August 14 2018 We are pleased to introduce a new blog series. Music Law 101 will be a recurring bi-weekly series consisting of posts covering a wide variety of legal…

Lil’ Jon and DJ Snake Sued for “Turn Down for What”

USA - May 11 2017 Earlier this month recording artists Lil’ Jon and DJ Snake were sued for copyright infringement over the international hit song “Turn Down for What.”…