Songwriters Justice

  • Sorry Nicki Minaj :Tracy Chapman Did Not Approve of You Using her Music!!



    Tracy Chapman protested to her music being used and Nicki still published the song without her permission so now Ms. Chapman has filed suit to sue Aneka, aka Nicki Minaj we can safely assume the rapper who’s Net worth is $75 Million will not be hurting for money to pay her debts the same issue happened with Usher read more on Daniel Marinos Pay out $$$.


    One of the reasons that Queen was delayed was because of Nicki Minaj’s inability to clear a song sample called Sorry featuring Nas exclusively on a Tracy Chapman record she wrote the song so she has full control of the use of the track meaning ,Nicky didn’t handle her business  and still released it publicly.

    According to Vulture

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    Ultimately, that song, “Sorry,” featuring Nas, leaked online the day after the album’s August release, premiered on Funkmaster Flex’s radio show, and was then put on YouTube. (“Sis said no,” Minaj tweeted and deleted about the sample after the song’s release.) TMZ now reports that Chapman is suing for copyright infringement because Nicki still never cleared the sample, which is an interpolation of Shelly Thunder’s “Sorry” which itself samples Chapman’s 1988 song “Baby Can I Hold You.” (Chapman argues that “Sorry” uses “half of the lyrics and vocal melody” of “Baby.”)


    The issue is with Nicki Minaj is she should have done business with ethics it pains me to write this because she lacks respect for her elders and it is obvious she doesn’t care she just has to do what she wants even at the VMA awards she will be in a awkward predicament sitting next to Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner.

    Now the issue is that, many of the things she has been involved in have been pretty crazy but that’s just Nicky i guess 😝.



  • Uncredited Producer ” Daniel Marino “awarded $44 Million in Damages

    Usher has some explaining to do because his  music has made some million but how do you forget to pay the songwriters who made it possible ?

    Usher Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter and dancer. He was born in Dallas, Texas, but raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee until moving to Atlanta, Georgia.

    Well this week some of his hit songwriters are being paid $44 Million in damages.


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    According to Associated Press and the Philadelphia Inquirer, the lawsuit was filed on the behalf songwriter  Daniel Marino  original  song “Club Girl “targeted the the other co writers of the track Williams Guice and Dante Banton whom did not credit him to the track.


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    Issue is Daniel stated and proved in court he created chords, progression and other elements and the other writers Williams Guice and Dante added their own additions which include an additional beat & lyrics.


    The song became Bad Girl this is done in major music as it was done in time of Elvis as a major artist he sources good songs and the label recreates the song to a catchy song with new writers or those that provided the music under copyright before you go to showing anyone your music please make sure it is protected use

    Credits are important to an artist  learn more on our Ear to the Streets Podcast at 6 PM

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