Tracy Chapman v. Nicki Minaj
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by eri muth
2y ago
This episode gets into the details of the copyright infringement case brought against rapper Nicki Minaj, by songwriter Tracy Chapman. Contact: twitter: @themotionpod instagram: @listentothemotion email: themotionpod@gmail.com facebook page: fb.me/themotionpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information ..read more
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Neil Young, Lady A, & Daniel Ek
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by eri muth
2y ago
On this episode, we talk about the start of a lawsuit against Trump for his unauthorized use of Neil Young's music.  Why Lady Antebellum changed their name, and their cringeworthy trademark case against the original Lady A.  Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify wants musicians to release music faster.    Contact: twitter: @themotionpod instagram: @listentothemotion email: themotionpod@gmail.com facebook page: fb.me/themotionpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information ..read more
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Streaming Royalties: How Much Money Do Artists Really Earn?
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by eri muth
2y ago
In this episode we explore how streaming platforms pay their artists, and possible solutions for getting artists a fairer wage.  Click the links below to check out infographics explaining what different streaming platforms pay: https://www.dittomusic.com/blog/how-much-do-music-streaming-services-pay-musicians https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2018/12/25/streaming-music-services-pay-2019/ https://www.visualcapitalist.com/how-many-music-streams-to-earn-a-dollar/ Contact: twitter: @themotionpod instagram: @listentothemotion email: themotionpod@gmail.com facebook page: fb.me/them ..read more
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Taylor Swift's Master Recordings
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by eri muth
2y ago
Eri breaks down what master recordings are and why they're so important in the music business. We also get into how Taylor Swift's new record deal made history by benefiting other artists, and why she is so disappointed by Scooter Braun acquiring her old record label Big Machine Records (which was founded by Swift's former friend music executive Scott Borchetta).  Contact: twitter: @themotionpod instagram: @listentothemotion email: themotionpod@gmail.com facebook page: fb.me/themotionpodcast   Sources:  https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/11/19/18102856/taylor-swift-rec ..read more
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Musicians Copyright All Melodies & Release Them For Free
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by eri muth
2y ago
For more information and to check out their awesome work go to the link below. Download the dataset there and you can expand on their program for free: allthemusic.info Watch Damien's TED Talk here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJtm0MoOgiU Contact: twitter: @themotionpod instagram: @listentothemotion email: themotionpod@gmail.com facebook page: fb.me/themotionpodcast   Sources:  http://allthemusic.info/ https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wxepzw/musicians-algorithmically-generate-every-possible-melody-release-them-to-public-domain https://www.theatlantic.com/t ..read more
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The Chiffons v. George Harrison
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by eri muth
2y ago
In this episode, we explore the case that introduced the concept of 'subconscious plagiarism' to music copyright law and the public... Listen and compare the songs below: The Chiffons - 'He's So Fine' (1962) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rinz9Avvq6A George Harrison - 'My Sweet Lord' (1970) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP9wms6oEMo Contact: twitter: @themotionpod instagram: @listentothemotion email: themotionpod@gmail.com facebook page: fb.me/themotionpodcast   Sources:  https://ultimateclassicrock.com/george-harrison-my-sweet-lord-plagiarism/ https://www.rolli ..read more
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UPDATE: Flame v. Katy Perry Appeal
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by eri muth
2y ago
In July 2019, a jury found Katy Perry guilty of copyright infringement for plagiarizing an eight note ostinato present in Flame's single 'Joyful Noise'. Her attorney filed for an appeal in October to overturn the ruling or be granted a new trial. On March 17, 2020 Judge Christina Snyder reversed the jury's judgment against Perry and her team for copyright infringement. She ruled that by law, 'Dark Horse' did not copy the Christian rap song, and that there was nothing unique or rare about the ostinatos in question.   Katy and the defendants no longer owe Flame $2.78 million in damages, and ..read more
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Baligh Hamdi v. Jay-Z & Timbaland
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by eri muth
2y ago
Eri explains the copyright infringement and moral rights debate between Baligh Hamdi's nephew Osama Fahmy and Jay-Z (along with his producer Timbaland). This case spanned two decades, an appeal, and a discussion of moral rights in U.S. courts. Through the 'Big Pimpin' & 'Khosara Khosara' cases we explore the details of acquiring licenses, inalienable rights, and public domain. Listen and enjoy both songs below: Baligh Hamdi - 'Khosara Khosara' (1960) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49CGZgWdBNs Jay-Z & UGK - 'Big Pimpin' (2000) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgoqrgc_0cM Con ..read more
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Effects of COVID-19 on the Entertainment Industry
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by eri muth
2y ago
Eri discusses force majeure clauses in contracts, current status of the film industry, and the damage coronavirus has caused musicians, along with the entire concert industry‚Ķ Recording Academy Relief Fund for Musicians: https://www.grammy.com/musicares/get-help/musicares-coronavirus-relief-fund Help independent cinemas! Find out how to donate and apply for the Art House America fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/Art-House-America Contact: twitter: @themotionpod instagram: @listentothemotion email: themotionpod@gmail.com   Sources:  https://www.vox.com/culture/20 ..read more
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Flame v. Katy Perry
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by eri muth
2y ago
Eri dives into the interesting case of Christian rapper F.L.A.M.E. 's lawsuit against Katy Perry for her trap-pop hit 'Dark Horse'. Learn about ostinatos, derivative works, and how the jury eventually found Perry and her team guilty. Listen and compare the three ostinatos below: F.L.A.M.E - 'Joyful Noise'(2008) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCcW-guAs_s/ Katy Perry ft. Juicy J - 'Dark Horse' (2014) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KSOMA3QBU0/ Art of Noise - 'Moments in Love' (1984) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cen22TBHo9M/) Contact: twitter: @themotionpod instagram: @list ..read more
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