Discussion in 'Decades, Pop, Rock' started by scotchandcigar, Aug 10, 2016.
Now it's Ed Sheeran who's being sued
Ed Sheeran hit with song suit - Aug. 10, 2016
If you're going to steal something, it might as well be from Marvin. You know you're getting good stuff.
Why can't these new Artists come up with original tunes? Are we all out of notes and cord progressions or are they lazy?
Just get the family's permission first.
That's the ticket.
Cut them in for a modest percentage and they stay pretty happy.
I have a different viewpoint. They only "copied" a chord progression. In western civilization, there are only so many "pleasing" note sequences. If you paid me to analyze every popular contemporary song, I'm sure I can find its roots in something older. In fact, the classic songs of the 60s and 70s are themselves based on songs from the 50s or older.
How come Lexus (Toyota) can copy a Mercedes, Samsung can copy an iPhone, Seiko can copy a Rolex, but in 2016, someone can't write a song which contains a 4 note sequence that was used in a song 40 years ago?
I remember Chuck Berry commenting about it in a doco many moons ago, when he was asked about some of his material - the reply - "..there is nothing new under the sun.."
Nothing you can sing that ain't been sung.
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Given the self imposed restrictions of pop music, it is impossible not to replicate rhythms, bass lines and chord progressions.
And another long thread comes to a conclusion
'Blurred Lines' suit against Robin Thicke, Pharrell ends in $5 million judgment - CNN
The justice system moves slowly, doesn't it.
I just realized that this thread was about another song lawsuit after the one that just got a judgement. So god only knows when this one actually started.
Damn. That's a lotta Marvin.
The suit lasted longer than Robin Thicke's career.
Not a Marvin Gaye lawsuit, but a settled suit between the Verve and the Stones
The Verve's Richard Ashcroft finally secures 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' royalties - CNN
Now nobody cares.
Good for Richard.