Music Industry

The family members of the late Marvin Gaye seem as though they’re not quite as happy as they should be following a victorious copyright infringement suit over Robin Thicke and Pharrell’s hit song “Blurred Lines”. Rumors have been swirling regarding the outcome of the [...]

Entertainment Law

William Leonard Roberts II – better known as Rick Ross – is one of the most popular hip hop artists today. Recently, he has been in a legal battle with one of America’s most famous former drug kingpins, “Freeway” Rick Ross, over the use of his name. The rapper was [...]

Entertainment Law

For many recording artists, the ultimate goal is signing a record deal with one of the major record labels. However, it is important that these musicians seek the assistance of an entertainment attorney to ensure there are no clauses that could hurt their careers. Singer-songwriter, JoJo, [...]

Entertainment Law

Many songwriters and musicians create original music, but there is also the option to use a music sample of a previous song and make it their own. For example, Eminem recently sampled Billy Squier’s ‘The Stroke” for his song Berzerk. However, legal troubles can arise when [...]