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UK-based music group, Round Hill Music Royalty, released a statement on the acquisition of The O’Jays master royalty income, “100% of the master royalty income of 532 original recordings” that The O’Jays have released across their 29 studio albums (besides a number of non-album singles).” The O’Jays’ are initially from Canton, Ohio, and included in...
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The pending lawsuit between Scarlett Johansson and Disney has been resolved after two months outside of court. When Scarlett Johansson first sued Disney on July 29th, her suit alleged that “Disney intentionally induced Marvel’s breach of the agreement, without justification, to prevent Ms. Johansson from realizing the full benefit of her bargain with Marvel.” Johansson...
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The Weeknd’s 2018 song “My Dear Melancholy” has gotten him and his collaborators, Nicolás Jaar and Frank Dukes, in legal trouble with Suniel Fox and Henry Strange. Fox and Strange are electronica and alternative rock duo, accusing The Weeknd, Jaar, Dukes, and Universal Music Group of plagiarism, explaining that the opening to “My Dear Melancholy” was...
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Intellectual property lawyer, Marc Toberoff, served Marvel Entertainment, which is owned by Disney, with notices of copyright termination on behalf of five clients responsible for characters like Iron Man, Spider Man, and Thor. The lawsuit is looking to regain copyrights as early as 2023, and artists would receive a percentage of profits based on any...
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Video game composer Martin O’Donnell was found in contempt of court and now is ordered to pay upwards of $100,000 to cover all costs associated with attorney fees for this case, etc. The lawsuit is based on him sharing/selling tracks he’d helped score for the game Destiny for Bungie. Though not included in the game,...
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