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Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen Lose $800K Copyright Case

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 31, 2014

Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen have lost an $800,000 copyright infringement case for their song “Good Time” that apparently rips of a song by Ally Burnett called “Ah, It’s A Love Song.” Read a memo from Perez Hilton below after the jump 

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POZ Presents: The Weekly Summary

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 3, 2012

Owl City/Carly Rae, Ally Burnett Song Comparisons

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 31, 2012

Owl CityCarly Rae Jepsen, and Matt Thiessen (Relient Kare being sued for copyright infringement for their song “Good Time” by Ally Burnett for her song “Ah, It’s A Love Song.” You can listen to both tracks to get a sense of her claims below by clicking “Read More.”

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Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen, Matt Thiessen Being Sued For “Good Time”

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 31, 2012

Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Matt Thiessen of Relient K are being sued for copyright infringement for their song “Good Time.” Allyson Nichole Burnett, an singer and songwriter, is suing the two for a song that she wrote in 2010 called “Ah, It’s a Love Song.” Check out a full report here and a snippet of one below by clicking “Read More.”

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POZ Special: The Industry With Jesse Cannon

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 29, 2012

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Boy, he is back. Jesse Cannon, the man behind Cannon Found Soundation Recording Studios (Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Transit, Lifetime) and Musformation, is coming out swinging today for a brand new Industry feature on PropertyOfZack. This week, Jesse has come out guns blazing on Billie Joe Armstrong, Century Media, Carly Rae Jepsen, MySpace, Universal, and Kickstarter. Check it all out below!

Note to washed up rock stars everywhere: Right after you make a record that is a sad warning to your fans that you are too old to make punk rock. Don’t be a basketcase and go on a huge, slaphappy rant to the main company that props up your bad imitation of your old records. Rule numero uno in promoting your sad, twilight career is that Clear Channel is the one mainstream outlet that always stands by the musicians who once made great records and keeps pushing their later crappy material down the throat of those who listen to their radio stations. It would be a really good idea to not remind them you are not “Justin Fucking Bieber” because they may notice that your past few records have been dookie, stop playing you and then your career will go kerplunk. But if you don’t act like a nimrod after your 21st century breakdown and enter rehab to apologize for your shenanigans, your corporate puppet master will probably accept this as an apology and keep propping up your crappy new record.

Remember when the music industry started suing fans for illegally downloading music because they were too stupid to figure out how to control piracy? IT”S BACK! The rocket scientists at the metal label Century Media have decided to sue 7,000 fans of band’s on their label and think somehow the results of suing fans who go to shows, buy merch and have friends who do the same will somehow gain them more money than just making smarter business decisions and adapting to a changing business. They are so proud of this idea, they haven’t even posted it in their news section. Yes, this worked out so well last time, it is a fantastic idea to keep up this practice. Have fun with your sinking ship, as the fans of your label and the bands turn against you. Assholes.

Hey we just met Carly Rae Jepsen and it isn’t too crazy that her first week sales suck. Pop music fans have gotten used to one-hit-wonders and terrible albums with filler and two singles at most. Pop acts need to prove they give their fans a good record before they can sell records that fans haven’t heard yet. Better luck next time Carly. Maybe a sex tape will help? Oh, wait.

The chance to rekindle your relationship with your Internet girlfriend from 2006 is upon us! The Justin Timblerlake powered MySpace is attempting to bring sexy back in the form of a good looking, photo-based MySpace. We will see if they can capitalise on the fact that no one enjoys being on Facebook and get back together with their old annoying friend. My guess is…

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P!nk, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun. In This Week’s Billboard Charts

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 26, 2012

The charts were topped this week by strong debuts from P!nk, G.O.O.D. Music Cruel Summer, and The Killers. Carly Rae Jepsen’s debut also landed her in the 6th Billboard spot with over 41,000 copies song. fun.’s Some Nights is also still fighting on with over 18,000 copies sold. Check out the top 25 Billboard spots this week below by clicking “Read More.”

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Upon This Dawning Release “Call Me Maybe” PGP Cover

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 13, 2012

Upon This Dawning have released a cover of Carly Rae Jepsen's “Call Me Maybe” from the upcoming Punk Goes Pop comp. Stream the cover below by clicking “Read More.”

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Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen Perform “Good Time” On The Today Show

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 24, 2012

Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen performed “Good Time” earlier today on The Today Show. Check out the performance below by clicking “Read More.”

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Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen Behind The Scenes Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 6, 2012

Owl City has released a behind the scenes video for his “Good Time” music video for Carly Rae Jepsen. Watch it below by clicking “Read More.”

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Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen “Good Time” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 24, 2012

Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen’s new music video for “Good Time” can be watched below by clicking “Read More.”

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Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen Music Video Teaser

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 20, 2012

A teaser for Owl City and Carly Rape Jepsen’s “Good Time” music video can be seen below by clicking “Read More.”

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Boys Like Girls Playing Free Show With Carly Rae Jepsen Tomorrow

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 18, 2012

Boys Like Girls and Carly Rae Jepsen will be playing a free show together tomorrow in Chicago, IL at the Charter One Pavilion. Check out more details below by clicking “Read More.”

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Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen Shooting Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 3, 2012

Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen are shooting a new music video today for “Good Time.” Check out a tweet from Jepsen below by clicking “Read More.”

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Morning Recap: Circa Survive, blink-182, TWY, Alexisonfire, The Starting Line, FTSK, ATL

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 26, 2012

Monday was the busiest day on the site in weeks with major news from some of our favorite bands like Circa Survive, blink-182, The Wonder Years, Alexisonfire, The Starting Like, All Time Low, and Forever The Sickest Kids. Make sure you didn’t miss out on any of the goodness below!

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