Music Royalty Collector Kobalt Nabs Another $14M

Music Royalty Collector Kobalt Nabs Another $14M

As digital music streaming continues to explode, it calls for a platform that can track the data generated from billions of clicks and collect royalties for artists. Kobalt, the independent music services company founded in 2000, has been focusing on such a platform...
When Morality and Copyright Collide

When Morality and Copyright Collide

As reported by Complete Music, in early March 2017, relatives of the late Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi filed new papers in their ongoing appeal of a moral rights claim against music icons Jay-Z and Timbaland. The case began in 2007, when Hamdi’s family alleged that...
Beyoncé to Get Lawyers in “Formation”

Beyoncé to Get Lawyers in “Formation”

As reported by Law360, the estate of deceased YouTube performer, Anthony Barré, has filed a suit against Beyoncé and Sony Music Entertainment seeking $20 million in damages as well as declaratory and injunctive relief for copyright infringement. The complaint alleges...
Producers Pressured to Disavow

Producers Pressured to Disavow

In the post-“Blurred Lines” music industry, where an artist even casually admitting that their work was influenced by another may expose them to potential copyright infringement lawsuits, music labels are taking no chances when commissioning official remixes. In what...