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Childish Gambino Faces Copyright Infringement Claim Over ‘This Is America’

Photo Credit: RCA Childish Gambino is facing a copyright infringement lawsuit over his rap song, “This is America.” Rapper Emelike Nwosuocha, who performs as Kidd Wes, says the song copied his track “Made in America.” The track was released two years before Donald Glover debuted “This is America” as Childish Gambino. Glover has yet to […]

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Apple Accused of ‘Distorting Competition In the Music Streaming Market’ by European Commission

Photo Credit: Zhang Kaiyv Back in June of 2020, the EU’s European Commission announced that it was opening two antitrust investigations into Apple. Now, the Commission has officially accused the Cupertino-headquartered company of distorting “competition in the music streaming market as it abused its dominant position for the distribution of music streaming apps through its […]

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Kasowitz Demands That Former Republic Head Charlie Walk Withdraw ‘Fictitious’ Legal-Malpractice Complaint

About one month ago, former Republic Group president Charlie Walk named law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres (KBT) in an over $60 million complaint for the allegedly “botched representation” that he received ahead of his departure from UMG. Now, the New York City-based law firm is demanding that Walk and his legal team withdraw the suit. […]

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Music Power-Manager Wayne Kamemoto Wins His Legal Battle Against NKSFB

Music power-manager Wayne Kamemoto has officially won his legal battle against LA-based business-management firm NKSFB, as the court has granted his request for a preliminary injunction and denied the defendants’ motion to compel arbitration. Wayne Kamemoto – who began serving as a business manager at David Weise and Associates in 2005 – submitted the underlying […]

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Are Fyre Festival Attendees Really Getting $7,220 Each? A Look at the Legal Fine Print

An aerial shot of Exumas, The Bahamas, the site of Fyre Festival. Photo Credit: Lee Robinson Nearly 300 individuals who attended the ill-fated Fyre Festival are set to receive up to $7,220 payments from a class-action court settlement – though the precise compensation amount remains unclear and could end up being far less than the […]