Tag: music lawsuits

  • 5 Music Copyright Cases Every Songwriter Should Know About

    5 Music Copyright Cases Every Songwriter Should Know About

    Take a tour of 5 important copyright infringement cases in music history to learn about the decisions that helped shape how we look at songwriting today.

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  • What Is ‘Subconscious Plagiarism?’ Just Ask George Harrison

    What Is ‘Subconscious Plagiarism?’ Just Ask George Harrison

    + Improve your songwriting with Soundfly! Explore our range of courses on emotional chord progressions, basic songwriting technique, songwriting for producers, and many more. Subscribe for unlimited access here. Late in the summer of 1976, as a matter of fact it was 42 years ago today, the man known as the “quiet Beatle” made quite a stir when he was […]

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  • The Day the Music Died, and 4 More Band Tragedies of the 20th Century

    The Day the Music Died, and 4 More Band Tragedies of the 20th Century

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. One of the most significant tragedies in the history of rock ‘n’ roll, and certainly one of rock’s very first serious tragedies, happened on February 3rd, 1959. […]

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  • Law and Order: 6 of the Most Famous Musical Court Cases and Who Won Them

    Law and Order: 6 of the Most Famous Musical Court Cases and Who Won Them

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. Most music fans don’t associate their favorite bands with the judicial system, except maybe for Justice, but famous lawsuits and court cases over the past hundred years continue […]

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  • The True Story Behind Japanese ‘Lawsuit’ Guitars

    The True Story Behind Japanese ‘Lawsuit’ Guitars

    Welcome to 6String Minutes. In this segment, we’ll uncover the truth about Japanese “lawsuit” guitars imported to the United States from the mid-1970s on. Gear hunters and enthusiasts around the world all claim to have seen them, but the true story may shock you.* (* If you happen to be plugged into an ungrounded amplifier and […]

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  • 6 Lessons for Musicians from the Robin Thicke Verdict

    The music world is up in arms. In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s what happened: Last week a jury decided that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams had violated the copyright of Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” with their hit song “Blurred Lines”. The song made $16.67 million dollars, so the songwriters […]

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