Title

Pop's Long And Winding Road to The Courts

Document Type

Article

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

Musicology

Publication Details

Updated Thursday, 12 September 2019, 16.05 pm.

Abstract

In recent years, there has been a growing preponderance of high-profile, questionable copyright infringement legal actions in popular music. The most recent example, which as of yet remains only a threat of a lawsuit, concerns the verse section from Lady Gaga's "Shallow", which is purported to have copied the verse of a song by a singer-songwriter named Steve Ronsen. The song in question, "Almost", initially had under 300 plays on Soundcloud and it now has in excess of 300,000 as a result of recent attention.

DOI

https://doi.or/10.21427/m973-wf28

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