Music publishers sued this fitness company and now Peloton’s fighting back

Fitness startup Peloton aren’t taking the lawsuit against them lying down, in fact they’re suing music publishers right back. In March a lawsuit came to light that saw music publishers moved to sue a fitness…

Use music without permission; get sued, Peloton finds out

Bike makers and motivators Peloton are being sued for using songs from Drake, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and more without a license. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to most people that using music without copyrights…

Can music copyrights go too far? This one lyric may cost $300 million

Music copyright is a treacherous sea that even the most weathered of captains can have trouble navigating through. Is it too strict? The latest in big-name music lawsuits: Miley Cyrus is being sued for $300…

Radiohead are suing Lana Del Rey for Creep which they got sued for

Lana Del Rey faces the wrath of Thom Yorke and co’s lawyers for reportedly stealing Creep, which Radiohead have already been successfully sued for. Whose song is it?  How do you decide when someone owns…

Songkick ticketing company plan to stop services after this month

Ticketing Company Songkick have revealed plans to shut down in November following an ongoing lawsuit with Live Nation and Ticketmaster. Songkick was a ticketing platform that gave artists the ability to sell their concert tickets…

The world’s biggest music label, Universal Music is being sued for stealing fonts

Universal Music Group are being sued in a $1.25 million lawsuit for being naughty with their fonts, apparently. British pop-rockers ‘The Vamps’ are facing a pinch of trouble after their label, the giant Universal Music…

The Eagles are suing the Mexican ‘Hotel California’ for association

Hotel California isn’t such a lovely place when it faces a lawsuit for “actively encouraging” visitors that it’s related to the Eagles and their Grammy-winning song. The Eagles have filed a lawsuit on a hotel…

Songkick say that Ticketmaster stole trade secrets using old password

The battle between Songkick and Ticketmaster continues as Songkick claim Live Nation’s ticketing company used an old password to steal information. Ticketmaster have been facing legal challenges from smaller ticketing companies for years now, and…

Major labels come together to sue hip-hop mixtape site Spinrilla

Spinrilla is facing up against all of the major record labels for offering free “mixtapes” including copyright music by Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce and Kanye West. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) have accused Spinrilla…

ASCAP Overstep The Mark, Told Off By The Boss

Perorming rights societies. Whose interests do they really represent? As with all big agglomerations, the opinions of the individual member can get somewhat swamped, and as the big societies are used to throwing the weight…