Tag Archives: songs

Lady Gaga Sued For Allegedly Copying ‘Judas’

Chicago-based singer Rebecca Francescatti claims Gaga’s song is similar to a song she recorded in 1999 called ‘Juda.’ By Kara Warner Lady Gaga Photo: Michael Loccisano/ Getty Images Relatively unknown Chicago-based singer Rebecca Francescatti has filed a lawsuit against Lady Gaga for alleged copyright infringement on her hit single “Judas.” According to TMZ , Francescatti claims that “Juda,” a song she recorded in 1999 with her band Rebecca F. & the Memes, has multiple similarities with Gaga’s track, chief among them the fact that Francescatti’s former bass player Brian Gaynor is now employed by a music company that wrote 17 songs for Gaga’s Born This Way album. NBC Chicago reported that Gaynor was open with Francescatti and admitted that he was writing for and working with Gaga. Francescatti’s lawyer, Chris Niro, told TMZ that his client is seeking proper recognition for her original work. “Though the songs are different styles, the composition is the same and the chorus is the same melody,” he told the site. “[Rebecca] is seeking recognition for what she created.” By “recognition,” Francescatti means money she believes is owed to her. In the lawsuit, a copy of which was obtained by the Huffington Post , Francescatti names Gaga, Interscope Records, Universal Music Group, DJ White Shadow and sound engineer Brian Joseph Gaynor as participants in creating the single “Judas,” a song that bears “a substantial similarity” to “Juda” in that Gaga allegedly “copied and incorporated substantial, original portions” of the work, though it was previously copyrighted and recorded with Gaynor. Francescatti is reportedly seeking a cut from the profits “Judas” has earned. Do you think the two songs are similar? Let us know in the comments below! Related Artists Lady Gaga

13e59f238a81x211.jpg Lady Gaga Sued For Allegedly Copying Judas

More:
Lady Gaga Sued For Allegedly Copying ‘Judas’

NeedToBreathe Give Taylor Swift Fans A Little ‘Rock And Roll’

‘We’ll see the mom wearing a NeedToBreathe shirt and the kid wearing the Taylor Swift shirt!’ lead singer Bear Rinehart tells MTV News of fans on tour. By Vaughn Trudeau Schoonmaker, with additional reporting by Morgan Schwartz NeedToBreathe Photo: MTV News As Taylor Swift ‘s super successful Speak Now Tour makes its way across North America this summer, her “rock-and-dance-a-billy” opening act NeedToBreathe took a moment out of their grueling schedule to tell MTV News all about life on the road with one of today’s biggest stars. “We’ve been a band for almost 11 years,” lead singer Bear Rinehart said. “It’s been little steps along the way, you know? Playing in our hometown for the first time at a club that we loved, and then getting signed by Atlantic Records, and then Taylor called and wanted us to tour with her ’cause she’s a fan.” During the four-man band’s first soundcheck of the tour, the guys were surprised to discover just how much of a NeedToBreathe fan Taylor is. “[It was] her and her family sitting out in the crowd, like, singing along to every word of the songs that we’re doing in the soundcheck,” drummer Joe Stillwell recalled. “It’s a little surreal to kind of see that from somebody that you see on such a big scale all the time.” While South Carolina’s NeedToBreathe have been on the music scene for a while now, the Speak Now tour has been an experience unlike any other for the group. “We haven’t played in venues this big, so that’s been a little bit to get used to,” Bear noted. “The first night you walk out there and there’s 20,000 people, it’s like, ‘Whoa, this is pretty intense!’ ” “Her fans, for the most part, are younger than our fanbase,” said lead guitarist Bo Rinehart (Bear’s brother). “Some of these people, it’s the first rock and roll show they’ve ever been to,” Bear said with a laugh about Taylor’s hard-core fans. “Sometimes we’ll see the mom wearing a NeedToBreathe shirt and the kid wearing the Taylor Swift shirt!” The band’s fourth studio album, The Reckoning, hits stores in September. Will you catch the Speak Now Tour? Tell us your thoughts on NeedToBreathe in the comments below! Related Videos Opening Act: Artists To Look Out For Related Artists needtobreathe Taylor Swift

e2148e965c81x211.jpg NeedToBreathe Give Taylor Swift Fans A Little Rock And Roll

See the original post here:
NeedToBreathe Give Taylor Swift Fans A Little ‘Rock And Roll’

My best friend Jeanette and I had been talking about going to…

My best friend Jeanette and I had been talking about going to one of Justin’s My World Tour concerts. Since we live in Norway, we obviously decided to go to ask if we can go to Denmark because that was the closest place.  The day we were going to ask our parents, we went straight to Jeanette’s house after school. We were there for a while to plan how we were going to ask them. We came up with many key points why they should let us go. I went home to ask my parents while Jeanette was going to ask hers. When I came home I did my all of my home work, cleaned my room and everything. I was sitting on the computer and called my mom and dad to come in. I clicked on the tour dates and started to come up with all the reasons why they should let me go. They just looked at each other and said yes. I thought they were kidding because that is so unlike them just to say yes. We ended up going to Milan instead of Denmark but that was totally fine with us! We bought the tickets and I ran down to Jeantte’s house, we we’re so happy jumping around and started planning our trip, even though it was 6 months until we we’re going to leave. Finally on April 8th we left for Milan. The concert was the next day on the 9th. When we arrived to Milan we went shopping. We couldn’t sleep that night, we were so exited for the concert, we were listning to his songs and jumping around. And deciding what to wear to the concert. The day of the concert, we understood we were going to see THE Justin Bieber. The concert was so much fun, he did a really great performance.  Jeanette had been walking around the whole trip saying, ”I have this crazy feeling about us bumping into Justin”. I was like, ”Yeah sure…” she just answered ”Never Say Never!”. So we we’re going to leave and on our way to the airport, and I thought.. yeah sure we’re going to ”bump” into him now, we’re leaving in 2 hours. We checked in and our dads went to pay for something. I then saw a man, and I thought, ”Wow! He looks just like Dan Kanter!” When he got closer, I saw that it was him, I was shocked and I said, ”Hey, how are you?” and he answered ”I’m good, how about you?” ”I’m fine thank you”. My best friend who was standing right next to me didn’t pay attention because she thought it was just a creepy Italian dude trying to flirt with me! When he walked away, I was like, ”Did you see who that was!?” ”Umm… No?” ”It was Dan Kanter!!!” and she was like ”What?! Where!? When!?”, it was then all the feelings came, because we knew we we’re so close to Justin. So later on we decided to ask for a picture but we saw he was eating therefore we waited to ask for a picture. When he was done, we got a picture together and he also gave us one of his guitar pick’s. Behind him we saw Ryan Good, of course we had to ask for a picture with him too. My dad, Jeanette and her dad went into a store in the airport, while I was waiting outside. I sat on the floor there just watching films from the concert the day before on my camera. When I was looking around I saw Kenny! Then I saw a guy with a cap and sunglasses on, that walked just like Justin (you know his swag walk). My jaw was literally dropping, my heart started beating really fast, so fast I thought it was bad for my health. I ran into the store to get Jeanette, I was trying to calm myself down because I seriously couldn’t breathe. Jeanette told me to calm down and I all I could say was ”Justin Bieber” and point, she was like ”Yeah sure Frida” because it is really typical me and be joking about things like that. Then she saw I was serious, she was just like, ”Frida where is he?”. I saw that Justin was in a watch store so I ran to him and got my pokerface on.  “Hi Justin!”  Justin said, “Hey beautiful” (at that point I thought I was going to faint! Jeanette came later because I ran so fast). We asked for a picture and we took it and said bye. We walked from there just saying, “OMG OMG OMG”, so when he couldn’t see us we ran through all the people in the store to our dad’s screaming! They didn’t understand a thing. Then we saw Alfredo in the front and with the rest of the crew and Justin. We walked around in the store and told eachother to pretend like nothing. Then Justin said, ”Bye girls nice to meet you!” We were just looking at him and waving ”Bye Justin!” . I just stood there staring at him and noticed I haven’t hugged him! I automatically started walking after him into the private lounge. Jeanette was like, ”Where are you going!?” ”I forgot to hug him!” ”Oh me too!”. Kenny said something to us but we didn’t pay attention (sorry Kenny). We got a hug (he smelled so good oh my god!) and talked. This is what we talked about. Justin: So… where are you guys going? Me: We’re going back to Norway we came to see your concert. Justin: Wow…Did you enjoy it? Us: Yes off course! Justin: That’s nice. But sorry guys I gotta go now! Us: Ok bye! We love you! Justin: Bye! Love you too! We also met some of his dancers and DJ Tay James because they had the gate right next to us. This was the best day of our life April 10th. This is now 3 months ago I’m still in shock. So Never Say Never! That’s all I gotta say! This was a dream come true! Aka our Someday! Read the rest here: My best friend Jeanette and I had been talking about going to…

fc6e7bc52f50x110.jpg My best friend Jeanette and I had been talking about going to…

Follow this link:
My best friend Jeanette and I had been talking about going to…

‘Up’ – a Justin Bieber Ft. Chris Brown Acoustic Cover by Josh Lehman & Download LINK

Heyyyy everyone I LOVE this kid, Justin Bieber is such a positive artist, came from youtube, and is very humble! Much respect for his music! “Up” is one of my favourite tracks off his album, and the remix with Chris Brown is SOO good! So i had to give it a shot Planning on covering a couple more of his songs, and make some collabs out of them with the lovely Kayla and with some surprise guests excited! Hope you enjoy! Your love, support, comments, likes, messages, shares, all that stuff honestly means the world to me!! Please let me know what you think about this cover, your honest feedback means alot to me! God Bless you all Josh Lehman Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com & Facebook Page: www.facebook.com & Twitter: @ImJoshLehman & Blog TV: www.blogtv.com ###DOWNLOAD LINK### www.mediafire.com www.mediafire.com www.mediafire.com I DO NOT CLAIM THE RIGHTS AND/OR OWNERSHIP OF THE MUSIC IN THIS VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/v/5YfNeQIxnDA?f=videos&app=youtube_gdata Link: ‘Up’ – a Justin Bieber Ft. Chris Brown Acoustic Cover by Josh Lehman & Download LINK

2226fb1d0diggrin.gif ‘Up’ – a Justin Bieber Ft. Chris Brown Acoustic Cover by Josh Lehman & Download LINK

See the original post here:
‘Up’ – a Justin Bieber Ft. Chris Brown Acoustic Cover by Josh Lehman & Download LINK

‘Up’ – a Justin Bieber Ft. Chris Brown Acoustic Cover by Josh Lehman & Download LINK

Heyyyy everyone I LOVE this kid, Justin Bieber is such a positive artist, came from youtube, and is very humble! Much respect for his music! “Up” is one of my favourite tracks off his album, and the remix with Chris Brown is SOO good! So i had to give it a shot Planning on covering a couple more of his songs, and make some collabs out of them with the lovely Kayla and with some surprise guests excited! Hope you enjoy! Your love, support, comments, likes, messages, shares, all that stuff honestly means the world to me!! Please let me know what you think about this cover, your honest feedback means alot to me! God Bless you all Josh Lehman Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com & Facebook Page: www.facebook.com & Twitter: @ImJoshLehman & Blog TV: www.blogtv.com ###DOWNLOAD LINK### www.mediafire.com www.mediafire.com www.mediafire.com I DO NOT CLAIM THE RIGHTS AND/OR OWNERSHIP OF THE MUSIC IN THIS VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/v/5YfNeQIxnDA?f=videos&app=youtube_gdata Link: ‘Up’ – a Justin Bieber Ft. Chris Brown Acoustic Cover by Josh Lehman & Download LINK

2226fb1d0diggrin.gif ‘Up’ – a Justin Bieber Ft. Chris Brown Acoustic Cover by Josh Lehman & Download LINK

Read the original post:
‘Up’ – a Justin Bieber Ft. Chris Brown Acoustic Cover by Josh Lehman & Download LINK

Amy Winehouse ‘Had A Huge Heart,’ Producer Salaam Remi Says

Remi opens up about working with Winehouse on third album, which is not complete. By James Montgomery, with reporting by Kim Kane Amy Winehouse Photo: Roger Kisby/ Getty Images Salaam Remi was already an established producer before he met a then-unknown singer named Amy Winehouse, having already created hits for the likes of Nas, the Fugees and Ini Kamoze (to name just a few). But from the minute he was introduced to Winehouse in 2002, his life — and career — were forever changed. Because not only did he produce the lion’s share of her recorded work (her 2003 debut Frank and the follow up, 2006′s iconic Back to Black ) but he became a close friend with the mercurial Winehouse too, a confidant who knew her better than most. So when Winehouse died on Saturday in her London home, it was somewhat fitting that Remi was nearby: in town to attend the wedding of the singer’s former manager. In fact, he had planned on stopping by Winehouse’s apartment that day to catch up and discuss the ongoing sessions for her Back to Black follow-up , which the two had been working on. MTV celebrates Amy Winehouse’s music with a special show tonight. Days after Winehouse’s death Remi spoke via telephone with New York’s Power 105.1 DJ Kim Kane about the loss of his dear friend and the status of her new album. Kane was kind enough to share their conversation with MTV News. “We were working on it; it’s not a complete album,” Remi said, debunking reports that her third LP was finished and slated for release. “We had a lot of things going, there are recordings, but first things first, I think. We’re trying to focus on what’s at hand and what her family wants to do. So those reports [that there is finished material] are false.” Read more about Amy Winehouse’s influence on music beyond “Rehab.” Remi also told Kane that despite near-constant speculation about Winehouse’s health, he believed that she was well enough to complete her new album and was actually using the ongoing recording sessions as a sort of therapy, channeling her emotions and frustrations into her songs. “To put it all in a nutshell, Amy loved to sing, to write … that ability never left her,” he said. “She was very good at channeling her emotions into lyrics, and then being able to sing them. She was in a place to go forward and make it happen. … The way that Amy and I always created was, she would write and we would toss ideas around.” And though details surrounding Winehouse’s death remain murky, Remi said that he’s trying very hard to block out the near-constant media coverage of her passing and focus instead on the private moments the two shared in the studio. Those moments revealed the artist few ever knew: opinionated, funny and, above all else, caring. “Amy had strong opinions on everything. …. She was very opinionated about what she liked. At the end, she was a real person,” he said. “She had a huge heart. We’d be working for hours and she would have everybody in the room snickering. She always had a joke. You could hear a lot of that in her lyrics, she could be sarcastic and she was extremely witty … but more than anything else she was a real person, an individual artist.” Celebrate Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse Producer Mark Ronson Remembers Back To Black

‘Before that came out, there was nothing else on the radio that sounded like it,’ producer told MTV Radio last year. By James Montgomery, with reporting by Sasha Hamrogue Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse Photo: Dave Hogan/ Getty Images Last year, when Mark Ronson was in New York doing press for his upcoming Record Collection album , he couldn’t avoid questions about Amy Winehouse and her long-in-the-works follow-up to 2006′s Back to Black album. But to his credit, Ronson happily answered each and every one and, in the process, had a moment to reflect on not only the success of Black, but on the rather seismic shift it created in pop music. Of course, in the wake of Winehouse’s death on Saturday, Ronson’s words took on newfound meaning. Because no matter how Winehouse is remembered , her music will always be her lasting legacy. “I am really proud of the sound of Amy’s record, and, it’s hard to remember, but before that came out, there was nothing else really on the radio that sounded like it,” Ronson told MTV Radio in August 2010. “And then it kind of influenced things and became quite regular to hear something that would sound like that. I don’t think there’s anything that was as good as it, or as raw as Amy’s vocals and her songs.” Ronson also spoke about how the duo planned on following up Back to Black, pointing to a then recent session he had just completed with Winehouse — a cover of Lesley Gore’s “It’s My Party” that appeared on Quincy Jones’ Q: Soul Bossa Nostra album — as a possible hint at things to come. And despite the fact that he had spent most of his time trying to distance himself from the crackling retro leanings of Black, he knew that, when he worked with Winehouse, the best way to proceed was to keep things simple. “If Amy’s record had sold 300,000 copies and mine had sold 100,000 as opposed to significantly more than that, we’d probably both be quite happy coasting along doing the same sound. … [A]nd that’s a sound that I’m genuinely fond of; but the fact that it did get so big sort of forced me to change it up,” he said. “But who knows, because Amy and I recorded a song quite recently for this Quincy Jones tribute record; we did a cover of Lesley Gore, and there was no point in dragging my Roland synths into an Amy Winehouse session. There’s a kind of production arrangement that supports her voice. … And after coming off my record, where the main edict was ‘No covers, no horns,’ to go back and cover a Lesley Gore song with the Dap-Kings and Amy felt like regressing a bit, but it wasn’t, because it just sounds good and that’s what she’s supposed to sound like.” Ronson also talked about the expectations Winehouse was facing with the follow-up to Black, expectations he thought were impossible to manage. And, in doing so, he struck a tone that seems eerily prescient in retrospect. “First of all, we’re in a situation where the record industry basically loses about 10 percent in sales every year, so she’s five years between records, and if you’re talking numbers-wise, then no, [she] probably [won't sell as many records],” he said. “But I still think she’s fully capable of writing another batch of brilliant songs and making a great record, and hopefully Salaam [Remi] and I will be involved in it because I think we all made a great record together last time. But you can never really count on anything being a given, so we’ll see.” Related Photos Amy Winehouse: A Life In Photos Related Artists Amy Winehouse Mark Ronson

4183f9df5b81x211.jpg Amy Winehouse Producer Mark Ronson Remembers Back To Black

Excerpt from:
Amy Winehouse Producer Mark Ronson Remembers Back To Black

Alicia Keys Thinks Marriage Is “So Fly”, Hubby Swizzy Beaks Helps Her Pick Out Clothes

A Keys stays gushing on and on about her matrimony-dom with lil skinny Swizzy: It seems that married life is agreeing with Alicia Keys. “It’s so fly,” the singer tells PEOPLE. “There’s something great about feeling at peace and ease with your partner and knowing you understand each other. I really enjoy that friendship.” Keys, 31, who will celebrate her one-year anniversary with producer husband Swizz Beatz on July 31, adds that being like-minded with her mate helps keep things harmonious. In fact, the two are so in sync that Keys even trusts Beatz (real name: Kaseem Dean) with helping her pick outfits for public appearances. “I can say, ‘I’m not sure about this look for the BET Awards. What do you think?’ and I know that he will honestly tell me exactly what’s up,” she says. The singer, who is also celebrating a professional anniversary – with the re-release her 2001 debut album, Songs in A Minor – says her wedding day tops the list of her favorite moments over a very eventful decade. “When I walked down [the aisle] and saw him, I could barely hold myself together,” she says. “It was so beautiful – just about he and I and our love. The wedding was one of the best days of my life.” Awww, how precious. They even wear color-coordinating outfits in public. Good for them. Via People

1616f1eca0swizzy.jpg Alicia Keys Thinks Marriage Is “So Fly”, Hubby Swizzy Beaks Helps Her Pick Out Clothes

Visit link:
Alicia Keys Thinks Marriage Is “So Fly”, Hubby Swizzy Beaks Helps Her Pick Out Clothes

12 Adorable Kids Singing Inappropriate Songs

http://www.youtube.com/v/6zGcTioa7gE

View original post here:

 12 Adorable Kids Singing Inappropriate Songs

Let’s face it: music is an indelible part of our lives. No matter what we’re listening to, music often accompanies us through life: in the car, at the gym, and during important moments that you will never forget (especially if there’s a song playing that will be emblazoned into your memory forever and ever amen like Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight” or Lou Bega’s “Mambo No. 5″) (my life is weird)…. Broadcasting platform : YouTube Source : VH1′s Today In Music Discovery Date : 22/07/2011 20:00 Number of articles : 2

12 Adorable Kids Singing Inappropriate Songs

Katy Perry And The VMAs: A History

The most-nominated artist of the 2011 show hasn’t taken home a Moonman yet, but she did take home a husband! By Jocelyn Vena Katy Perry at 2010 VMAs in Los Angeles Photo: WireImage The 2011 VMAs will honor a number of the year’s best artists, but one very kooky, colorful California Gurl is looking to outshine them all: Katy Perry tops the nominees with a whopping nine nods for “E.T.,” “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” “Teenage Dream” and “Firework.” Perry has yet to win a Moonman, but the show has played an important role in her career and personal life in other interesting ways. “It’s always exciting to be a part of the VMAs because there’s so much spontanaeity,” “I just remember growing up seeing craziness ensued with the VMAs. I wasn’t allowed to see it, but I done watched it!” Back in 2008, Kinga Burza, the director of “I Kissed a Girl,” warned MTV News that Perry would soon be a force to be reckoned with. “She’s fresh, original, intelligent and talented, with a star-like charisma, which will have boys and girls all around the world cooing for more!” Burza said. And she was right. Perry made her VMA debut that year, singing along with the night’s house band, Travis Barker and the late DJ AM . That night, “I Kissed a Girl” was up for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Female Video and Best New Artist. She went home empty-handed, but the show was the first time (and certainly not the last time) that she and host Russell Brand would cross paths. By the time 2009 rolled around, the VMAs were back in New York City, and Perry had become a household name. She was nominated for Best Female Video for “Hot n Cold” and opened the show with a rocking performance of Queen’s “We Will Rock You” alongside Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry. Although she didn’t take any prizes home, she did manage to nab Brand , who hosted the show for a second year. Perry said she saw a different side of the comedian during and after the show. “I really appreciate his sense of humor,” she explained. “It’s real dark, it’s real wrong and it’s really funny.” In 2010, Perry hit the VMAs’ white-hot carpet in Los Angeles and was by then one of the biggest pop stars in the world. Her relationship with Brand had escalated to an engagement, and her sweet and sassy “California Gurls” video , featuring Snoop Dogg, was nominated for Best Female Video and Best Pop Video. “I like the idea of this being like a board game,” she said of the video in 2009. “It’s kind of like Candy Land. That was probably one of my favorite games to play growing up. I like to bring back those pure childhood moments and give them a little bit of a naughty twist, of course!” Perry is coming up on her fourth VMA appearance in 2011 and this could finally be her year. She’s back in her home state of California, she’s tied the knot with Brand, and she’s broken all sorts of records with the songs off her Teenage Dream album. Considering she’s up for hardware in categories like best Female Video (“Firework”), Video of the Year (“Firework”) and Best Collaboration (“E.T.”) featuring Kanye West, to name a few, her chances of bringing home a Moonman or two are looking good. The 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Sunday, August 28, from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles at 9 p.m. ET/PT. See the list of nominees, revisit last year’s highlights and vote for your favorites in the general categories by visiting VMA.MTV.com . Related Videos The 2011 VMA Nominations Live Related Photos 2011 Video Music Award Nominees Related Artists Katy Perry

12ae46161d81x211.jpg Katy Perry And The VMAs: A History

Here is the original post:
Katy Perry And The VMAs: A History