Pet Store Boys allege copyright infringement of their 1986 hit ‘West Finish Women’ in Drake’s new observe ‘All of the Events,’ saying he didn’t credit score the duo or request permission.
As anticipated, Drake’s newest album, For All of the Canine, is getting a variety of consideration. Sadly, not all of it has been constructive. English synth pop duo the Pet Store Boys allege that the hip-hop star’s new tune, “All of the Events,” used lyrics from their 1986 hit, “West Finish Women,” with out permission.
“Stunning to listen to Drake singing the refrain of ‘West Finish Women’ within the observe ‘All of the Events’ on his new album,” the Pet Store Boys tweeted on Friday. “No credit score given or permission requested.”
Across the 2:40-mark in “All of the Events,” Drake recites lyrics from the refrain of “West Finish Women.” However this isn’t the primary time the famous person has stood accused of lifting lyrics for his songs with out permission.
In 2014, Drake settled a dispute over lyrics from his verse on YG’s “Who Do You Love,” mimicking strains from Rappin’ 4-Tay’s 1994 tune, “Playaz Membership.” Though Rappin’ 4-Tay by no means filed a lawsuit, his supervisor mentioned Drake’s label paid a $100,000 settlement to squash the meat.
Nonetheless, Drake is way from the primary artist to run into authorized points over lyrics and tune sampling — and he gained’t be the final.
In 2022, Beyonce hit a snag over her use of a pattern from one-hit-wonder Proper Mentioned Fred’s ‘90s observe “I’m Too Horny.” And don’t ask Ed Sheeran what number of copyright infringement lawsuits and appeals he’s needed to face only for his tune “Pondering Out Loud” alone.
Whereas sampling and referencing older songs in up to date ones is nothing new, what’s shocking is the variety of big-name artists who seemingly haven’t gone by way of the right authorized channels to safe permission. But the variety of lawsuits that spring up over alleged copyright infringement when none exists is maybe much more shocking.