Kendrick Lamar is being hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit for his 2017 song “Loyalty” (featuring Rihanna). The lawsuit was filed in late August in a federal district court in California. Music producer Terrance Hayes is suing Lamar and other music producers of the song, for copying Hayes’ 2011 song, which is also called “Loyalty.” Click on this article link to learn more.
A District Court Judge in Florida recently dismissed a lawsuit filed against Universal Music Group Latino and music artists Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Erika Ender, alleging copyright infringement over the hit song “Despacito.” The lawsuit was originally filed in July 2019, but a federal judge issues a final opinion and order on the case last week. Click on this article link to learn more.
Some individuals within the music industry have teamed up to create a new type of software that is expected to take the war against music piracy to the next level. Iconic Artists has released the beta version of StreamTrack, which is software that tracks copyright infringement for musical works in real-time by scanning through the internet and detecting unlicensed use of music, allowing musical rights holders to be able to make more claims, and potentially sue more individuals/entities for copyright infringement. Click on this article link to learn more.
Classic rock band KISS may be retiring soon. A recent trademark filing for the word mark “THE END OF THE ROAD” has appeared in the USPTO database, causing speculation that the band may be giving a farewell tour very soon. Get an update here.