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Music Licensing 101: How To Deal With People With Exquisite Taste, But No Brains

Buddy, we got fucked. Not intentionally, not out of malice, but fucked nonetheless. A Cadaver Dogs song, “Drop Zone” from our 2010 EP Thrill Ride, was used recently in a RadioShack commercial for a Samsung-Motorola-Sol Republic-Some-Other-Bullshit-I’ll-Never-Own product, a spot most bands would covet. We’re talking a multimillion dollar extravaganza featuring appearances by Olympian Michael Phelps, “rapper”  Lil John, and DJ Steve Aoki, as well as music by the latter two. It was played on every major network and cable television channel and garnered two million views on Youtube. The commercial…

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Judge To Decide A Day To Remember’s Court Case

During A Day to Remember’s recent VIP Q&A, lead vocalist Jeremy McKinnon revealed that their lawsuit against Victory Records has been given over to a judge to decide. There is no time frame for when the verdict must be made and this will most likely affect the release of the band’s new album which can’t be put out until the case is settled. The lawsuit between A Day to Remember and Victory Records is a dispute over the band’s recording contract. You can buy concert tickets or purchase a CD here….

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Rolex Sues Forever The Sickest Kids’ Jonathan Cook

Rolex has issued a lawsuit against Jonathan Cook, the singer for Forever The Sickest Kids for selling fake Rolex watches. Read more about the lawsuit in an article excerpt after the jump. You can purchase a CD of J.A.C.K. of here. Please follow and like us:

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Carly Rae Jepsen, Owl City’s Adam Young Being Sued

Carly Rae Jepsen and Adam Young of Owl City are being sued due to alleged copyright infringement with their song “Good Time” by singer/songwriter Allyson Nichole Burnett who claims that  Jepsen and Young stole a unique motif from her song, “Ah, It’s A Love Song.” You can check out the full story here and an excerpt along with both songs below. Let us know what you think in the comments!  Song theft lawsuits are on the rise, but this one, authored by THR power lawyer Neville Johnson, is filled with details about musicology…

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