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Why Ed Sheeran Might Need to Pay up in Copyright Infringement Lawsuits

Ed Sheeran is having a tough summer. In June, the writers of Matt Cardle’s single “Amazing” slapped Sheeran with a $20 million copyright infringement lawsuit, claiming that Sheeran’s 2014 song “Photograph,” from his album X, copied “note-for-note” Cardle’s “Amazing,” written … Continue reading

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The “Stairway to Heaven” Lawsuit: How Permanent a Victory?

Led Zeppelin’s successful defense of “Stairway to Heaven” against an accusation of copyright infringement over the song “Taurus” is a victory for creativity — but how permanent a victory? The opening notes of “Stairway to Heaven” share, at best, a … Continue reading

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How I Fell in Love with Rock & Roll

Led Zeppelin turned me on to rock and roll 40 years ago. In 1976, I was 13 years old. My family had settled into a new home in Wheaton, Illinois, after moving from Battle Creek, Michigan, the year before. Music … Continue reading

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The Golden Shaman: Robert Plant’s Journey

Photo credit: Ed Miles A Robert Plant concert sends you on a journey. On September 23, his concert at Northerly Island took me to the mountains of Appalachia, the plains of the Mississippi Delta, and the west coast of Africa. … Continue reading

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Would Led Zeppelin Succeed Today?

Led Zeppelin. The name evokes the hammer of the gods, hypnotic music forged in the mists of Mordor and the mountains of Kashmir, and the heavy gravitas of legend. Here is a band whose place in rock history is secure. Five … Continue reading

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How Robert Plant Reinvented Himself

One of the consequences of fame is being pigeonholed. McDonald’s is so well known for serving burgers, fries, and milkshakes that the fast-food giant has struggled to become a credible alternative for salads and smoothies. Sean Connery found it difficult … Continue reading

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Jimmy Page Shares Three Lessons for Content Marketers

Jimmy Page: legendary guitarist, producer, all-around rock god . . . and a marketing teacher. Yes, the guitar magus knows marketing in addition to music. He not only founded Led Zeppelin but also influenced the band’s image, down to crucial details such … Continue reading

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How AC/DC Turned Loss into Triumph with “Back in Black”

The rock and roll world recently exploded with rumors that AC/DC was finally calling it quits. Unfortunately, those rumors included speculation that founding member and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young was suffering a debilitating health problem. The band responded with some … Continue reading

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“What You Want Is in the Limo”: Michael Walker Discusses the Birth of the Modern Rock Star

The year 1973 was a traumatic one for the world, but it was a great time for rock and roll. While America wallowed in Watergate and the Yom Kippur War raged in the Middle East, the rock world witnessed an … Continue reading

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Visual Storytelling in Today’s “All Access” Era

Access. It’s the most valuable currency of celebrity journalism. Photojournalists Bob Gruen and Ken Regan built celebrated careers by getting access to coveted rock stars such as Madonna, whom Ken Regan photographed as she was about to become a star. … Continue reading

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