It’s February and there’s definitely been some legal activity in the music business this month.
First, check out my most recent articles if you haven’t already:
- Contract Language Explained: “In all media now known or hereafter devised”
- How Much Should an Attorney Cost?
- What You Need to Know About Shopping
In other news:
- Warner Music Pays $14 Million to Settle the “Happy Birthday” lawsuit. The song is one step closer to the public domain in this landmark legal battle.
- Justin Timberlake and Will.i.am sued for copyright infringement. After the “Blurred Lines” case, it seems the heirs of older artists are trying to cash in…
- Kesha is not allowed out of her contract with Dr. Luke. I have mixed feelings on this case. If the abuse is true, no one should be forced to endure any future abuse. However, the abuse allegations may also just be allegations. Kesha is allowed to work with another producer, so hopefully that will help all parties involved. It will probably make things awkward around the studio…
And here are my favorite Grammy moments:
- Bonnie Raitt’s cool and calm confidence as she walked out the Grammy stage and proceeded to own the stage during “The Thrill is Gone.”
- Demi Lovato’s awesome performance of “Hello” in honor of Lionel Richie.