I just came across this Pitchfork article about a recently filed copyright lawsuit against Miley Cyrus and was pretty curious. Most of the soundalikes posted on this site are fairly obvious bit I dunno about this one. Before you listen to the music in question regarding this post have a listen to these gems first. I’ll be here when you’re done …
OK, and now for this post:
Jamaican dancehall artist Flourgon is suing Cyrus for copyright infringement over her track “We Can’t Stop” (2013). Flourgon claims Cyrus’ hit rips numerous elements from his 1988 single “We Run Things”.
Miley Cyrus has been sued for copyright infringement over her Bangerz single “We Can’t Stop,” Reuters reports. Jamaican dancehall artist Flourgon, born Michael May, claims that the 2013 hit infringes on his 1988 single “We Run Things.” Mike WiLL Made-It, Rock City (Timothy and Theron Thomas), manager Larry Rudolph, RCA Records, and Sony Music are also named in the lawsuit. He’s seeking a trial by jury, an injunction to halt sales and further performances of the song, damages, and attorney’s fees. Pitchfork has reached out to Cyrus’ representatives for comment.
Have a listen to both:
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop” (2013)
Flourgon – “We Run Things” (1988)