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July 2018: new additions to Lost in Music

We've added a few new case notes over recent weeks. These include Flourgon v Miley Cyrus, White Hinterland v Justin Bieber, Paul Rose v U2 and an updated report on the case between Ed Townsend's estate and Ed Sheeran over his song Thinking out Loud.

Settled

EMI Publishing Limited vs Universal Music Publishing Limited/Sony Music Publishing Limited

It was reported in January 2015 that the publishers of Sam Smith's hit Stay With Me had agreed a 25% share of royalties to Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and their publishers on account of its similarity to Tom Petty's 1989 single I Won't Back Down. The case ...

Decided

EMI Music Publishing vs Papathanasiou, Spheric BV and Warner Bros

In what has become known as the "Chariots of Fire" case, EMI brought a claim of infringement of copyright against the composer Evangelos Papathanasiou (known professionally as Vangelis), his publisher Spheric BV, Amsterdam, and his record labels ...


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