West Side Story vs. In the Heights

Ben Ratner has a few words about Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story”. Have a listen:

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  1. Damien Riehl

    Ben Ratner must not be a percussionist — or must have never played a clave. Because that’s the standard clave rhythm: “3:2 son clave.”

    DId “The Heights” copy all of the songs listed here?

    Nope — because nobody owns that rhythm. It’s been around for ages. And is not copyrightable. In copyright terms, it’s “scenes a faire.”


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