Mark Ronson Is Being Sued For Allegedly Ripping Off Zapp On “Uptown Funk”

[H/T TMZ] Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” featuring Bruno Mars was one of the biggest pop songs of 2014, with the number going platinum eleven times and having been streamed literally billions of times. In 2015, The Gap Band was eventually awarded songwriting credit on “Uptown Funk” after they called out the similarities between the song and their own 1979 hit, “Oops Upside Your Head.” Now, another band is entering the fray, with the American funk band Zapp suing Mark Ronson, other producers on the track (besides Bruno Mars, who was left off the suit), Apple, and Spotify.The lawsuit has been filed by Lastrada Entertainment, a licensing company and owner of the rights to Zapp’s music. In the lawsuit against Ronson and company, Lastrada Entertainment alleges that Mark Ronson’s megahit sounds eerily similar to Zapp’s 1980 hit “More Bounce To The Ounce,” specifically calling out the first 48 seconds of “Uptown Funk” for plagiarism. You can take a listen to Zapp’s “More Bounce To The Ounce” and to Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” featuring Bruno Mars below. One thing that’s for sure is that this lawsuit is sure to be costly for both parties, with such suits frequently costing into the millions and spanning years and multiple appeals.Zapp & Roger, “More Bounce To The Ounce” Mark Ronson, “Uptown Funk” featuring Bruno Mars read more

Former Brisbane Lions player selling golf course home

first_img10 Oakview Circuit, Brookwater.“We were actually one of the first blocks sold at Brookwater,’’ Mr Scott said.“We had pretty much first go at what we thought was the best block in the estate, we chose right on the 18th tee, with a north east aspect and a really big block too.“We wanted to build something a little bit out of the ordinary, so we had an architectural design, something that wasn’t a cookie cutter style of estate house.’’Mr Scott said the golf course had been a real draw card for them.“We were members of the course, we played a lot,’’ he said.While he always held onto the remote possibility that he would one day return to Brisbane, he didn’t think that was going to happen to had decided to sell.The house has polished timber floors and a timber deck which overlooks the 18th tee.It has a separate media room while the main bedroom has a large ensuite with a walk in robe and separate private study. 10 Oakview Circuit, Brookwater.The property has a swimming pool and sauna room. 10 Oakview Circuit, Brookwater.The home at 10 Oakview Circuit, Brookwater has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.It is listed through Phil Waight of Ray White Paddington.While Mr Scott is well known for his footballing prowess, it was another sporting pursuit that appealed to him when buying the home.It backs onto the renowned Brookwater Golf Course.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019center_img 10 Oakview Circuit, Brookwater.THE time has come for former Brisbane Lions premiership player Chris Scott to finally cut ties with Brisbane.Scott who is the senior coach of the Geelong AFL club has listed his Brookwater home for auction on May 27.last_img read more