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Dweezil’s Response: More on the Grand Rights ZFT Saga

It was fascinating to read Dweezil Zappa’s response today to his brothers open letter  – it can be read below As anyone who has read my blog will know, I have been interested in the Zappa Family Trust’s restriction of … Continue reading

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Grand Rights and the Zappa Family Trust Revisited

As the case between Dweezil Zappa and his brother Ahmet reaches a new level of public debate, I thought I would document a few thoughts on Grand Rights.When I wrote my original paper 5-6 years ago, the American Society of … Continue reading

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Survivor Guitarist Sues Mike Huckabee Over ‘Eye of the Tiger’ Use

Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is facing a lawsuit stemming from a September rally where the former Arkansas governor used Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” without permission. Survivor’s Frankie Sullivan, who co-wrote the 1982 single, is suing Huckabee for unspecified … Continue reading

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Copyright in Lyrics: The Case of Taylor Swift

There was an article in The Guardian today that discusses the $42m lawsuit against Taylor Swift by Jesse Graham. Firstly, before we start – here are the videos of the two tracks in question – Swift’s ‘Shake it Off’ and … Continue reading

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Leaked Contract: Apple Music Pays No Royalties For Free Account Plays

Off the back of the few posts I have made this week – this one is the most disturbing. While I love the idea of giving the new Apple Music service a try out before paying – to hear that … Continue reading

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Apple Music Finally Unveiled

So, Apple have eventually entered the streaming market. It appears that they are now attempting to develop an ‘all in one’ platform that facilities users to access all of their content in one place. What I am interested in is … Continue reading

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Zappa and his Legacy: A Request for Decorum

Ed Mann has recently been in touch with me regarding my post from last week on ‘Zappa and Censorship’. He has informed me that my post seems to have been totally taken out of context on some discussion forums/Facebook sites. … Continue reading

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