An Open Letter to the People Upset that the New Lady Gaga Song Sounds Like a Madonna Song

Compare:

and

I think Madonna’s people had sample clearance for this, so perhaps a better comparison is in order:

and

which really did result in a law suit.  If Madonna’s lawyers want to bring a suit, they will, and the damages will represent less than a month’s pay for either artist, making the suit meaningful to lawyers and maybe a few songwriters.  These things happen, it’s not even alarming anymore.

edit: For the record, I don’t think the Gaga and Madonna songs are similar enough to win a law suit.

update: It appears that Madonna has expressed appreciation for “Born This Way,” much ado about nothing if the source is correct.

See you next time.

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2 thoughts on “An Open Letter to the People Upset that the New Lady Gaga Song Sounds Like a Madonna Song

  1. Please try not to forget my point: one lawyer pays another lawyer a sum of money that looks big to a person that only makes a five digit salary but very tiny to the artists in question, and the song remains on the radio all summer long as if there is no controversy at all.

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