Federal Judge Orders Trial in Copyright Dispute Over Sugar Minott Photo Used by Napster

A federal judge in Seattle has denied summary judgment to both parties in a copyright infringement lawsuit concerning a photograph of the late Reggae and Dancehall artist Lincoln “Sugar” Minott. The case is now set to go to trial. The legal battle was initiated by British photographer Adrian Boot against Rhapsody International Inc., the operator […]

Reggae Legend Max Romeo Takes on Universal Music Over Alleged Unpaid Royalties

Celebrated reggae musician, Max Romeo, has come forward regarding his legal face-off with Universal Music Group and Polygram Publishing concerning almost fifty years of purported unpaid royalties for hits such as “War Ina Babylon” and “Chase The Devil.” As the artist nears his 79th birthday, he took a moment on Instagram to express gratitude to […]

Byron Messia Entangled in $3 Million Lawsuit Following BMW Crash

Dancehall artist, Byron Messia, and his producer, Wayne Campbell, are currently embroiled in a lawsuit related to a car accident that transpired in Jamaica this past June. Jamaica MVP Imports Limited, a car rental agency, is seeking reparation from Messia and Campbell for extensive damages and potential loss of earnings that resulted from an accident […]

Cardi B x Megan Thee Stallion Releases ‘Dem Bow’- Inspired ‘Bongos’ Amidst Dancehall Lawsuit; Fans Note Similarities to Lincoln 3dot’s 2021 Track ‘Bang’

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, both hip-hop powerhouses who previously collaborated on the 8x Platinum hit “WAP,” are back in the headlines. However, their latest chart-topping success with “Bongos” is now intertwined with controversies surrounding the song’s origins. During her appearance on The Breakfast Club, Cardi B shared that “Bongos” was influenced by the […]

Konshens Victorious in $180k USD Copyright Lawsuit Against Ugandan Telecom Giant

Jamaican dancehall star, Garfield Delano Spence, better known as Konshens, has emerged victorious in a long-fought copyright infringement battle. The High Court in Kampala has awarded the artist a sum of $180,000 usd (KSh 26 million) after a lawsuit against telecommunications titan, Airtel Uganda. Konshens, a multifaceted figure in the music industry, being a recording […]

Steely & Clevie Challenge Motion to Dismiss Copyright Suit Involving Reggaetón Stars

Steely & Clevie Productions responded assertively to several motions aiming to drop their extensive copyright violation lawsuit against top Reggaetón icons, such as Bad Bunny, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Pitbull, Drake, and Justin Bieber. The Jamaican firm, in recent filings in a California court, argued that their 1989 Fish Market riddim, globally recognized as Dem […]

Steely & Clevie’s Reggaeton Lawsuit Expands to Include Drake, Bad Bunny, and Numerous Other Artists

Jamaican music producers Wycliffe “Steely” Johnson and Cleveland “Clevie” Browne’s reggaeton lawsuit has escalated significantly, now implicating high-profile artists such as Drake, Bad Bunny, and numerous others in the case. This ground-breaking legal battle has sparked a heated discussion about Reggaeton’s origins and its relationship with intellectual property rights. Initially filed in 2022, Steely & […]