"This is America" lawsuit dismissed, iZotope RX 11, Anna Lunoe spotlight

"This is America" lawsuit dismissed, iZotope RX 11, Anna Lunoe spotlight

Studio Tool You Need 🎹

iZotope RX 11 is here! The powerful audio repair and restoration software that can help you fix a wide range of audio issues returns with a new edition. Its advanced features include removing background noise, clicks, pops, and repairing clipped audio. It offers various pricing options, some of which may be expensive for some users. However, it also offers a free trial, in case you want to check it out before committing. Check it out!

Production Sauce 🎵

Zaak Kerstetter aka Zenotope, teaches an interesting technique in Ableton Live using randomization to generate cool-sounding percussion. After loading up a drum rack with sounds of your choice, randomize the notes, and select a loop of recorded audio and add effects. Check it out here! It can add interesting variations to your beats!

News You Should Hear About ⚠️

A lawsuit against hip-hop artist Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) was dismissed in New York court earlier this week. The copyright infringement suit claimed that Glover's 2019 song "This is America" infringed on rapper Kidd Wes' 2016 song "Made in America."

“More could be said on the ways these songs differ, but no more airtime is needed to resolve this case," the judge wrote in his decision. Attorneys say that Wes is still considering an appeal.

The suit is not the first of its kind – Ed Sheeran, Karol G, Pharrell and many more have been sued for allegedly plagiarizing other artists' music. Many claim that these legal precedents can be a slippery slope– confining and punishing artists for making music. Others argue that legal guardrails are necessary to protecting musicians' intellectual property. However you see it, there's sure to be plenty more lawsuits and appeals...and lawsuits and appeals...in the future.

An Industry Secret They Don't Want You To Know 🤫

When promoting your music, consider platforms like SubmitHub, renowned for its streamlined music submission process to blogs, playlists, and influencers. Targeting specific genres and regions can enhance visibility to the right audience.

Artists We Love 🎤

We have been huge fans of Anna Lunoe for 10 years now. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Anna has continuously broken boundaries as a DJ, producer, radio host, curator, and much more in the music industry. From her "Luney Tunes" mixes on SoundCloud (where we first started listening to her), to her Hyperhouse radio show on Apple Music, Anna has always loved finding music that she believed needed to be shared with the world. She just released a new single with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs called "Right Here." The new single, along with our favorites, "Breathe" "Godzilla" and "Real Talk" are all available on Spotify and Apple Music.

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