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Madonna Wins "Vogue" Sampling Lawsuit

The lawsuit claiming that Madonna and "Vogue" producer Shep Pettibone illegally sampled a tune on their 1990 hit has been resolved with a ruling favor of the defendants, the Hollywood Reporter website reveals. The original lawsuit was filed in July by VMG Salsoul, the copyright owner of a 1976 composition called "Love Break." The plaintiff alleged that it was only through new technology that the "deliberately hidden" sampling had been detected.
But a U.S. District Court judge in California has ruled on summary judgment that sampling of the Horn hit was "trivial," in that in could not be recognized. 
The ruling reads… "Having listened to the sound recordings of "Chicago Bus Stop", "Love Break", and "Vogue", the Court finds that no reasonable audience would find the sampled portions qualitatively or quantitatively significant in relation to the infringing work, nor would they recognize the appropriation. The Court f…

Madonna tops Forbes’ 25 Highest-Paid Musicians list

Forbes just posted their annual list of the top-earning musicians. From an earnings perspective, however, there’s no question over the winner of this battle’s latest round. The honor goes to Madonna, who pulled in $125 million over the past year, making her the highest-paid musician in the world. The bulk of Madge’s millions came from the tail end of her MDNA Tour, which grossed $305 million. She augments her income with heady merchandise sales at concerts, as well as her Material Girl clothing line and Truth or Dare fragrance.
Full list…
01. Madonna – $125 million
02. Lady Gaga – $80 million
03. Bon Jovi – $79 million
04. Toby Keith – $65 million
05. Coldplay – $64 million
06. Justin Bieber – $58
07. Taylor Swift – $55
08. Elton John – $54
09. Beyoncé – $53
09. Kenny Chesney – $53
11. Sean “Diddy” Combs – $50
12. Paul McCartney – $47
13. Calvin Harris – $46
14. Jennifer Lopez – $45
15. Roger Waters – $44
16. Muse – $43
16. Rihanna – $43
18. Jay-Z – $42
19. One Direction – $42
20. Dr. Dre – $40
20. Red Ho…

Madonna attended Chance The Rapper's concert in Los Angeles!

Madonna showed up after my show in LA last night. What an eccentric and unique girl!
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Lady Gaga opens up about her feud with Madonna on "The Howard Stern Show."

Lady Gaga opens up about her feud with Madonna on "The Howard Stern Show."
What do you think guys?