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Donna Summer Estate Sues Kanye West And Ty Dolla Sign

Donna Summer Estate Sues Kanye West And Ty Dolla Sign

Donna Summer Estate Sues Kanye West And Ty Dolla Sign. The estate of legendary disco queen Donna Summer has recently filed a lawsuit against renowned musicians Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign. The lawsuit alleges that the two artists’ hit song “Good (Don’t Die)” contains an unauthorized sample of Summer’s iconic track “I Feel Love.” This legal battle has ignited a heated dispute in the music industry, raising questions about intellectual property rights and the use of samples in modern music.

Donna Summer Estate Files Lawsuit Against Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign

Donna Summer Estate Sues Kanye West And Ty Dolla Sign.

The Donna Summer estate filed the lawsuit in a Los Angeles federal court. They claim that Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign unlawfully sampled portions of “I Feel Love” on Vulture’s one album.

Donna’s widower, Bruce Sudano, argues that the unauthorized use of the sample constitutes copyright infringement. Therefore, Donna Summer is seeking damages for the alleged violation of intellectual property rights.

This legal action has highlighted the complexities of sampling in the music industry. Especially since Kanye and Ty Dolla were allegedly told they could not sample Donna’s song.

But that did not stop the two rappers from sampling Donna’s song. That is why Kanye and Ty Dolla are facing legal action against them. Copyrighting anyone’s music or material is against the law.

In this case, it was important for Kanye and Ty Dolla to get clearance. As a result, the song “Good ( Don’t Die)” has been removed from streaming services, as stated by USA Today.

When the story broke, we at Hip-Hop News Uncensored gave you details. Now, we provide a follow-up to the ongoing legal battle.

At this time, we don’t know how much money Donna Summer’s estate is asking. We understand that Kanye and Ty Dolla may have to compensate Sudano.

This lawsuit reminds artists and producers of the importance of obtaining proper clearance for using samples. In addition, paying homage to the original creators of the music that inspires them is essential.

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