Did Tekashi 6ix9ine Rip This Beat for GOOBA?

Tekashi69 GOOBA

According to TMZ Tekashi 6ix9ie is being sued by beat making company BeatDemons.  Although the TMZ article doesn’t offer up many specifics it seems that BeatDemons is alleging Tekashi ripped one of their tracks for his new song “GOOBA”. Although the business model of BeatDemons is to license their backing tracks for music I guess Tekashi didn’t license this one? Or ripped it off? Or took the general vibe and made his own version? Or is it entirely coincidental? I don’t know. I guess it’s up to the courts to decide. Or you can make your own judgement and leave it in the comments. That is what the internet is for, right? Lucky for Tekashi you can’t go to prison over copyright infringement…or can you?

6IX9INE- GOOBA (2020)

Beat Demons – “Regular” (2018)

So I guess if you wanted to make your own track that sounds like this you can pay $40 and get it here. And you won’t get sued because you’re doing it correctly.

This seems like a similar situation when in both Justin Bieber and Asher Monroe apparently both used the same stock track for their music:

Justin Bieber used a royalty-free sample on his new album (and so did Asher Monroe)

 

Have a nice day!

The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar are getting sued by Yeasayer

Image: Pitchfork

Just read this Pitchfork post that now-defunct Brooklyn-based band Yeasayer is suing the Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar for what seems to be one tremolo-like vocalization. Am I missing something here?

Yeasayer have sued Kendrick Lamar and the Weeknd over the Black Panther soundtrack single “Pray For Me,” TMZ reports and documents viewed by Pitchfork confirm. The band claims in the lawsuit that “Pray For Me” infringes on their All Hour Cymbals song “Sunrise.”

The band claims that “Pray For Me” features a “distinctive choral performance” from “Sunrise”—“male voices singing in their highest registers, with animated, pulsing vibrato.” Yeasayer are seeking profits from “Pray For Me” and damages. Find the full lawsuit below. Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for Kendrick, the Weeknd, and Yeasayer. – Pitchfork.com

I’ve pulled out the vocal sound that I think this lawsuit is about.

Here are the full songs:

The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar – “Pray For Me” (2018)

Yeasayer – “Sunrise” (2007)

Here is the court filing:

See Also:

Did the Weeknd rip off this song for “A Lonely Night”?

 

Ariana Grande sued for “7 Rings”

When I first heard Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” (2019) I couldn’t believe that the intro vocal melody was directly pulled from  the 1959 song “My Favorite Things” from the musical “The Sound of Music”. Turns out original composers Rodgers and Hammerstein were in fact credited on Grande’s track.

But it seems like Grande’s chorus hook is what’s really in question. Josh Stone recorded a track called “You Need It I Got It” in (2017?). He has since sued Grande.

In a lawsuit filed in a New York federal court on Thursday, an artist called Josh Stone, aka DOT, claims that he shopped his own song You Need It, I Got It around in 2017.

One of the execs he claims to have played the song to was producer and Ariana Grande collaborator Tommy Brown.

Stone alleges that the hook in 7 Rings, which is: I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it, was copied from the hook in his song, which goes: You need it, I got it. You want it, I got it.

The lawsuit, which names Universal Music Corp and several others claims that “literally, every single one of the 39 respective notes of 7 Rings is identical with the 39 notes of I Got It from a metrical placement perspective”.

The lawsuit filed against Ariana Grande last week follows various other high profile copyright infringement lawsuits in the music industry in recent months. -Music Business Worldwide

 

on Youtube:

Josh Stone – “You Need It I Go it”(2017)

Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” (2019)

“My Favorite Things” (1959)

See Also

Soulja Boy vs. Ariana Grande

Battle of the Saxes (Ariana Grande vs. Jason Derulo vs. Macklemore vs. Wild Sugar)