Tag: Katy Perry

Sandbox VR raises $11 million from elite Silicon Valley and Hollywood investors

Sandbox VR has raised an additional $11 million in funding from notable Silicon Valley and Hollywood icons, such as Andreessen Horowitz, Katy Perry, and Justin Timberlake. The new investment brings their reported total to $83 million in 2019, including a $68 million round from earlier this year. The investment takes place amid a slowdown in […]

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The Best Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked

Name a better decade for pop music. I’ll wait. Truly, the 2010s were an astonishing time for an often-overlooked genre, as the tides of change and a reassessment of the taste of teenage girls meant a lot more serious critical assessment for the genre. In turn, the stars of pop stepped up their game, vying […]

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Katy Perry’s Latest Track Is Evidence That Pop Is Out of New Ideas

Fresh out of the courthouse after losing a four-year-long battle against a copyright infringement claim, Katy Perry is back with a new single, “Small Talk.” Two weeks ago, Perry was forced to pay out 22.5 percent of her profits from her 2013 hit “Dark Horse” after gospel rapper Flash (real name: Marcus Gray) heard Perry’s […]

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Katy Perry’s ‘Small Talk’ Is Ebullient Synth-Pop Perfection

[embedded content] Katy Perry has released her a new single, “Small Talk.” The bouncy, retro-sounding single is Perry’s first since “Never Really Over” was released earlier this year. “Small Talk” is breezy pop perfection, as Perry recalls the days she used to be close to someone, before they went from “strangers to lovers to strangers.” […]

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The Katy Perry Lawsuit Shows Why Music Copyright Law Is a Mess

After a four-year court battle, last week a jury found that Katy Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” infringed Marcus Gray’s copyright in his 2008 track “Joyful Noise.” The jury sided with the gospel rapper, professionally known as Flash, whose lawyers alleged that the songs’ beats were identical in length, rhythm, and pitch. Perry’s lawyers attempted […]

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Katy Perry And Her Collaborators Reportedly Owe $2.78 Million Over Their ‘Dark Horse’ Copyright Lawsuit

Getty Image Katy Perry and her “Dark Horse” collaborators have reportedly just been hit with a hefty copyright infringement fee. As we reported earlier this week, the pop singer has spent the last few weeks embroiled in a lawsuit with Marcus Gray, who claimed that Perry ripped off his 2009 Christian rap song “Joyful Noise.” […]

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Meet Katy Perry, the Latest White Musician Found Guilty of Stealing From a Black Artist

Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images for Coachella) America has a long history of stealing from black folks. Nearest Green was never credited or compensated for his role in establishing Jack Daniel’s iconic brand; Michael Bolton pillaged a whole ass song from the Isley Brothers; and there are living, breathing human beings who wholeheartedly believe that […]

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A Jury Reportedly Found That Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ Lifted Its Melody From A Christian Rap Song

Getty Image According to TMZ and Billboard, Katy Perry has lost the copyright case surrounding her song “Dark Horse.” On Monday, a jury reportedly found Perry liable for copying the underlying beat of Marcus Gray’s 2008 Christian rap song “Joyful Noise” in her 2014 single “Dark Horse.” Also found liable were Perry’s “Dark Horse” collaborators […]

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Taylor Swift Officially Ended Her Feud With Katy Perry With A Cookie Peace Offering

Getty Image If band aids don’t fix bullet holes, it looks like chocolate chip cookies do. It appears that Taylor Swift has ended her infamous feud with fellow pop queen Katy Perry. Perry posted a photo of the armistice to her Instagram Tuesday evening — Swift sent a plate of cookies with “peace at last” […]

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Katy Perry Is Back For Her Pop Queen Crown With A New Single, ‘Never Really Over’

[embedded content] Share This Video Katy Perry is back where she belongs. Following her critically panned record, Witness, Perry has returned to making the ebullient pop that won her so many fans in the first place. “Never Really Over” is a burst of catharsis with an impossibly catchy beat. In “Never Really Over,” Perry mourns […]

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