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Post Malone Countersues as ‘Circles’ Songwriter Credit Battle Intensifies

Post Malone has filed a lawsuit against Tyler Armes, the individual who claims that he co-wrote “Circles.” And Armes, for his part, submitted a complaint against Post Malone. Both filings were finalized yesterday; Post introduced his grievance in a New York court, while Armes brought the matter before a California judge. The latter complaint also […]

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Ariana Grande ‘7 Rings’ Copyright Lawsuit Might Not Get Tossed After All

celebrityabc (CC by 2.0) According to a new legal filing, the Ariana Grande “7 Rings” copyright-infringement lawsuit might not be tossed out after all. Digital Music News has followed the high-stakes complaint since rapper DOT (whose real name is Josh Stone) submitted it to a court back in January. Essentially, Stone alleges that Grande’s extremely […]

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Juice WRLD Copyright Infringement Lawsuit On Hold Until July

Juice WRLD and the members of Yellowcard, who have accused the late rapper of copyright infringement. Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Yellowcard’s copyright-infringement lawsuit against the late Juice WRLD has been delayed until July. Digital Music News obtained an exclusive copy of the corresponding court filing, which emphasized that Juice WRLD’s family must […]

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Federal Judge Tosses Copyright Lawsuit Against Josh Groban

Josh Groban performing live. (photo: Shein) A federal judge has tossed out Icelandic musician Jóhann Helgason’s copyright-infringement lawsuit against the individual who composed “You Raise Me Up,” which was made popular by John Groban in 2003. In 2018, Jóhann Helgason, a domestically well-known singer-songwriter from Reykjavik, Iceland, filed a complaint alleging, in effect, that “You […]

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StubHub Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Refusing to Issue Refunds

(photo: StubHub) Late last month, Digital Music News was the first to report that ticketing platform StubHub wouldn’t be offering North American customers refunds to events cancelled because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Now, a disgruntled buyer has filed a class-action lawsuit against the company in an effort to get his money back. Matthew McMillan and […]

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Gets Out Of Jail Early – Thanks, Coronavirus

A judge has released rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine from prison, months before his anticipated August departure, because of concerns relating to the 23-year-old’s respiratory health and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As Tekashi 6ix9ine suffers from asthma and was once hospitalized for severe bronchitis, medical professionals believe that he runs a high risk of experiencing health complications […]

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Cardi B’s $5 Million ‘Tattoo Lawsuit’ Is Delayed One Month

A judge has delayed Cardi B’s $5 million ‘tattoo lawsuit’ by one month, from April 30th to May 30th.  The month-long postponement may well have resulted from COVID-19 concerns (but Cardi B hasn’t addressed the matter publicly). A little over a week ago, however, Yeasayer and The Weeknd’s Black Panther copyright-infringement dispute was put on […]

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New York Judge Allows Class-Action Copyright Termination Lawsuit to Proceed Against Sony Music

A New York court has allowed a class-action lawsuit filed against Sony Music to proceed.  Earlier this week, Digital Music News was the first to report that a different (albeit similar) class-action lawsuit against Universal Music had also been allowed to move forward. Now, Judge Edgardo Ramos has denied a motion to dismiss from Sony […]