6:00 AM PST 11/11/2019 by Rebecca Sun Beatz boxed Swizz Beatz has signed with UTA. In February, UTA Artist Space hosted his group exhibition Dreamweavers, which drew thousands of visitors, among them Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Pharrell Williams. Beatz, née Kasseem Dean, co-founded with wife Alicia Keys the emerging artist-focused The Dean Collection, which hosts the No Commission Art […]
The former staffer is a Mexican citizen with permanent resident status in the U.S. because she’s a Mexican citizen and fired in retaliation for complaining about it, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in New York federal court. “The essence of Ms. Solache’s claim is that Defendant treated her differently from other employees, underpaid her […]
A new lawsuit alleges that the late comic book legend’s IP was “looted” from 2001 forward. Stan Lee’s daughter J.C. is picking up an intellectual property battle started near the end of her father’s life, while broadening its horizons to examine nearly two decades of dealmaking for the comic book legend. On Thursday, as the […]
The lawsuit also names Big Freedia, Asylum, Cash Money, and Republic as defendants A man has sued Drake and Big Freedia, claiming the artists improperly sampled his work on the songs “In My Feelings” and “Nice for What,” TMZ reports. According to documents obtained by TMZ and Pitchfork, Samuel Nicholas III—who performs under the name Sam Skully—claims that Drake sampled […]
The nephew of an Egyptian composer has no standing to sue Jay-Z and producer Timbaland for copyright infringement for sampling a flute melody in his rap hit “Big Pimpin’,” a federal appeals court has ruled.
State constitutions may protect players who are fined for violating the NFL’s ban on protests during the national anthem, according to incoming Harvard law professor Nikolas Bowie. The revised NFL policy gives players a choice of remaining in the locker room or standing on the field during the anthem. In an article for Slate, Bowie […]