EDM Struggles: Moby Sued For Not Clearing Samples 22 Years Ago

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EDM Struggles: Moby Sued For Not Clearing Samples 22 Years Ago

It seems like we have another court battle in EDM culture, this time being another copyright case! Word from the Hollywood Reporter is  that Moby has been sued by VMG Salsoul for his 1992 records, "Next is the E" and "Thousand." which, according to the suit, uses elements of "Let No Man Put Asunder" by First Choice.

VMG Salsoul appear to be on a suing rampage having just taken a jab at Madonna some months ago for her hit, "Vouge" which supposedly ripped off Salsoul Orchestra’s “Chicago Bus Stop (Ooh, I Love It)". They lost that battle with the queen of pop, with the judge ruling the disputed horn sample was de minimis (minimal in latin).

This can also be a sort of legal suing technique that is common in the industry which basically works like this, let the song sit, make money, and then you sue. There haven't been any more details as to when this is going to court, but VMG Salsoul is suing for a reported $150,000 in damages.

We'll keep you posted about this battle. Stay humble kids! Oh and what about this?