Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Guns N' Roses Learning The Hard Way...
Last Friday, October 2nd a lawsuit was filed against Guns N’ Roses for $1 million in damages. Apparently, two independent record labels, British label Independiente and the U.S. arm of Domino Recording Company, are claiming that the band used portions of two songs by a German musician. Oddly enough, these two record labels own the licensing rights to songs by German electronic musician, Ulrich Schnauss.
Axl Rose, Guns N' Roses band members, and album producers copied portions of two of Schnauss' songs for a song used on the band's last album called "Riad N' the Bedouins.
This applies to what we are learning because not only did Guns N’ Rose effect the sales and product of Ulrich Schauss music but they benefited from false collecting fees. Which I am guessing was not worth $1 million. Also, I will be interesting to see how there demographic of fans will change, after they hear that song was all a deception of someone elses talent.
~Rachel August Millas