- The star was mocked by supermarket Sainsbury’s on Twitter on Friday, after fans said the collection looked exactly the same as the supermarket’s uniform
- Beyoncé, 38, bore a striking resemblance to a Sainsbury’s checkout girl in her premiere image of her collection, which she has gifted to many famous fans
- The sports giant’s iconic stripe trio glowed in solar orange against the deep maroon fabric and featured on many clothes from the collection
- In homage to her song Irreplacable, one fan even wrote: ‘Beyoncé on tills: To the left, to the left. Everything you scan in the bag to your left’
- Beyonce’s IVY PARK label was established in 2016 and sold at Topshop
Casey Spooner, a member of the recently disbanded electronic pop group Fischerspooner, wrote on Instagram that he was co-writer of the track God Control. “I have had enough … I’ve gotten no credit and no compensation … while you’re galavanting around on stage I’m completely broke in Berlin. Robbed, ignored and delayed.”
Spooner said he had been offered first $10,000, then $25,000 as an advance against future publishing royalties, but argued he should instead be paid “1% of touring profits … There is no money in record sales. Period. Not even for Madonna.” In a later Instagram post, he said: “They are trying to intimidate me … it’s not easy fighting giants.”
Spooner says he worked with God Control producer Mirwais in 2017, for the latter’s solo album, which was later shelved. Elements of their work together later appeared in the Madonna track without his knowledge. He posted a demo version of God Control that he worked on, which features the same lyrics and melody as the Madonna track.
It’s a pretty common occurrence in the music business, in fact, it has happened to Carrie Underwood before, but the country music superstar is being sued again, along with her record producer, NBC and the NFL.
According to The Blast, singer-songwriter Heidi Merrill is suing because a song she and three co-writers penned in 2016 called “Game On” is “substantially—even strikingly—similar, if not identical” to the song Carrie sang for the 2018 NFL season, Sunday Night Football.
The website reports that Merrill submitted the song to Carrie’s producer, Mark Bright, and received an email months later saying that they were passing on “Game On.”
In the lawsuit, Merrill claims that Sunday Night Football is similar “not only in title but in many other ways, including in tempo, meter time signature, rhythmic contours and patterns, melodic contours and patterns, hooks, note progression and use, and chord progression.”
Steve Ronsen is accusing Lady Gaga of copying his single ‘Almost’.
Lady Gaga is thriving right now. Over the course of the past 12 months alone, the 33-year-old artist has received widespread critical acclaim for her starring role as Ally in A Star Is Born. Not only that, but she has also topped charts all around the world with the film’s lead single ‘Shallow’, which she won multiple awards for. ‘Shallow’ has currently earned Gaga two Grammys, a Golden Globe Award and the prestigious Best Original Song accolade at the 91st Academy Awards.
In addition to Beyoncé taking on the role of Nala in The Lion King, the artist released The Lion King: The Gift, a 14-track album to accompany the live-action remake’s soundtrack.
We covered that and the South African artists, Moonchild Sanelly and Busiswa, who she included on the album last week.
The first single, Spirit, was an instant hit, but the music video has sparked controversy.
According to Zaza Hlalethwa for The Mail & Guardian, Spirit allegedly borrows its aesthetic from La Maison Noir: The Gift and The Curse, an 18-minute visual album accompanying South African artist Petite Noir’s eponymous 2018 EP.
Before we launch into the comparison, here’s La Maison Noir: The Gift and The Curse:
LOS ANGELES — A jury on Monday found that Katy Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” improperly copied a 2009 Christian rap song, setting up arguments over how much the singer and other defendants will owe.
Monday’s decision returned by a nine-member federal jury in a Los Angeles courtroom came five years after Marcus Gray and two co-authors first sued alleging “Dark Horse” stole from “Joyful Noise,” a song Gray released under the stage name Flame.
The case now goes to a penalty phase, where the jury will decide how much the plaintiffs are owed for copyright infringement.
Gray’s attorneys argued that the beat and instrumental line featured through nearly half of “Dark Horse” are substantially similar to those of “Joyful Noise.”
“Dark Horse,” a hybrid of pop, trap and hip-hop sounds that was the third single of Perry’s 2013 album “Prism,” spent four weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 in early 2014, and earned Perry a Grammy nomination.
Perry’s attorneys argued that the song sections in question represent the kind of simple musical elements that if found to be subject to copyright would hurt music and all songwriters.
“They’re trying to own basic building blocks of music, the alphabet of music that should be available to everyone,” Perry’s lawyer Christine Lepera said during closing arguments Thursday.
Perry and the song’s co-authors, including her producer Dr. Luke, testified during the seven-day trial that none of them had heard the song or heard of Gray before the lawsuit, nor did they listen to Christian music.
Gray’s attorneys had only to demonstrate, however, that “Joyful Noise” had wide dissemination and could have been heard by Perry and her co-authors, and provide as evidence that it had millions of plays on YouTube and Spotify, and that the album it’s included on was nominated for a Grammy.
“They’re trying to shove Mr. Gray into some gospel music alleyway that no one ever visits,” said plaintiffs’ attorney Michael A. Kahn during closing arguments, when he also pointed out that Perry had begun her career as a Christian artist.
The 34-year-old pop superstar and “American Idol” judge brought laughs to the proceedings when she testified during its second day, and her lawyers were having technical troubles getting “Dark Horse” to play in the courtroom.
“I could perform it live,” Perry said.
No performance was necessary after the audio issues were fixed. Jurors heard both songs played back-to-back in their entirety at the end of closing arguments this week.
Perry was not present for the reading of the verdict Monday afternoon.
2nd time this week an american pop hack is accused of copying somebody’s song
Miley Cyrus Is Facing a $300 Million Lawsuit Over a Hit Song
FLORA CARR March 15th, 2018
Miley Cyrus faces a $300 million lawsuit over her hit 2013 track “We Can’t Stop,” after Jamaican artist Michael May filed a copyright complaint on Tuesday in New York City.
The dispute centers on Cyrus’ lyrics “We run things/ Things don’t run we,” according to legal documents obtained by PEOPLE. May, who performs under the name Flourgon, reportedly claims that he originated the phrase in his 1988 reggae track “We Run Things,” which includes the lyrics “We run things/ Things no run we.”
“May was the first to construct such a sequence using the phrase ‘We run things. Things no run we’,” May’s lawyers argue in the obtained documents, adding that Cyrus owes her track’s “chart-topping popularity and its highly-lucrative success” to May.
“We Can’t Stop” features references to drug use, and was featured in Cyrus’ album Bangerz, which marked a break away from the singer’s previous more innocent persona in Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana. The song also reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
While the court documents don’t specify the exact amount that May is suing Cyrus for, but May’s lawyers specified $300 million to Reuters, adding that the sum “would be a reasonable compensation”, CNN Money reports. May also wants to prohibit Cyrus from obtaining further profits from the song.
Cyrus’ rep has not yet responded to media outlets’ requests for comment.