Music Licensing 

Yet again! Singer Ed Sheeran sued for plagiarizing ‘Thinking Out Loud’ track

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 2,928 British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is being sued yet again over similarities between his hit track “Thinking Out Loud” and the Marvin Gaye classic “Let’s Get It On.” Owners of the song’s copyright claim that it lifts from Gaye’s 1972 hit and they are seeking $100 million in damages, according to a report in Variety. The suit has been filed by investment banker David Pullman and a company called Structured Asset Sales, which has acquired one-third of the song shares. “We tried to work it out amicably, but…

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Facebook inks licensing deal with Warner Music group

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,146 Social networking giant Facebook has signed a licensing agreement with major record label Warner Music. The new partnership will cover the music company’s recorded music and music publishing catalogs for use in social media. Under the agreement, users of Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and Oculus will be able to upload and share videos containing licensed music in the Warner Music and Warner/Chappell catalogs. The deal paves the way for social media users to create, upload and share videos with licensed music from artists and songwriters, without their posts…

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