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

Astros’ A.J. Hinch suspended for Sunday’s game after Angel Hernandez blowup

first_imgHernandez her Hinch’s comment and was angry before he shut down any questioning. Astros’ A.J. Hinch said Angel Hernandez made condescending, unprofessional comments after ejection Astros manager A.J. Hinch was suspended for Sunday’s game against the Braves by MLB after his ejection from Friday’s game by umpire Angel Hernandez.The league announced Hinch’s suspension and an undisclosed fine. The moves comes after Hinch argued with Hernandez in the first inning of the Astros’ spring game against the Cardinals. “He said that? Write it,” Hernandez said, then added, “No comment. He got ejected for arguing balls and strikes. That’s it.”Hinch later released a statement apologizing for his “emotional comments”.pic.twitter.com/Gcl6m3bsXF— Houston Astros (@astros) March 17, 2019″I’m very passionate about our players and our team, but on Friday night I made some emotional comments that took attention away from the play on the field,” Hinch said. “I take responsibility for my actions and comments and accept the league’s decision.” Hinch called Hernandez “unprofessional” and “arrogant” afterward.”The fact that he wanted to throw me out in a spring training game is pretty ridiculous,” Hinch said after being tossed one pitch into the bottom of the first inning. “He’s known for overreaction a little bit.” Related Newslast_img read more