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November 2, 2015

Today’s Music News: Sleigh Bells accuse Demi Lovato of sampling without permission

Via Twitter, Sleigh Bells have accused Demi Lovato of sampling two of their songs without permission. Specifically, Sleigh Bells are alleging that samples from their songs “Infinity Guitars” and “Riot Rhythm” are heard in Lovato’s new song “Stars.” Lovato has not yet responded to the allegation. (Pitchfork) In other alleged theft news, Taylor Swift has been sued by Jesse Braham, […]

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Review: Minneapolis celebrates Janet Jackson Day at Target Center

I’ve often thought Minneapolis has been oddly reticent to publicly claim its important place in the seminal career of Janet Jackson. Any oversight along those lines was certainly remedied on Sunday night at Target Center, as Jackson’s longtime collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis joined her onstage to welcome Mayor Betsy Hodges, who officially declared it […]

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