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Thread started 04/07/19 1:19pm

drfunkentstein

The Most Beautiful Girl In The World not on Streaming Services

I have wondered about this for months. Ever since P's full discography have been added to streaming services outside Tidal for some reason TMBGITW remains off of The Gold Experience. What gives? Does anyone have any insight?

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Reply #1 posted 04/07/19 1:22pm

ludwig

http://prince.org/msg/7/429648

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Reply #2 posted 04/07/19 1:23pm

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There's some sort of lawsuit going on in Europe over whether or not part of it was lifted from another song.

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Reply #3 posted 04/07/19 1:23pm

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There's a copyright claim from someone in Italy(?), sayign that Prince ripped off their tune.

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Reply #4 posted 04/07/19 2:04pm

SoulAlive

that lawsuit is ridiculous biggrin no similarities at all

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Reply #5 posted 04/07/19 2:24pm

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SoulAlive said:

that lawsuit is ridiculous biggrin no similarities at all


There are minor ones, but not enough to really justify all the moneygrabbing.

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Reply #6 posted 04/07/19 2:52pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

SoulAlive said:

that lawsuit is ridiculous biggrin no similarities at all


There are minor ones, but not enough to really justify all the moneygrabbing.

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The melody of the chorus is the same and that's enough to take someone to court, they have every right to do so. I don't know if Prince knowingly plagiarised or he's just came up with the same line by accident (but don't forget, the chances of someone coming up with the same line that not only matches the melody, but the rhythm as well are quite slim), that's for the court to decide, but labelling it a 'moneygrab' is unfair. But of course all cases involving a "nobody" and a famous star are labelled 'moneygrab' by the fans of the star, it's a cliché. Doesn't make it right though.

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Reply #7 posted 04/07/19 3:23pm

drfunkentstein

Even if there is a lawsuit ongoing in Italy or whatever, why does that effect the songs availability in The US? Even if they win it most likely will only apply in Italy as they sued prince in Italian Court.

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Reply #8 posted 04/07/19 3:34pm

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drfunkentstein said:

Even if there is a lawsuit ongoing in Italy or whatever, why does that effect the songs availability in The US? Even if they win it most likely will only apply in Italy as they sued prince in Italian Court.

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That's not how it works. If the Italian composer wins the case, he will be awarded compensation based on how much Prince made with TMBGITW worldwide, whatever percentage the court will decide he deserves, and until the case is ongoing, the court can halt the sale of the song worldwide. The outcome of the court case will affect the song's distribution rights worldwide, not just in Italy.

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Reply #9 posted 04/07/19 5:58pm

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ludwig said:

http://prince.org/msg/7/429648



That link right there.......

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