Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Katy Perry gets Beach Boys bother

Katy Perry is in hot water for using a lyric made famous by The Beach Boys in her song 'California Gurls'.
Great deals on musical instruments

Katy Perry is in trouble for using a lyric made famous by The Beach Boys.

The 25-year-old singer used the phrase "I wish they all could be California Girls" in her single 'California Gurls' - a tribute to the band's hit 'California Girls' - but now Rondor Music are demanding royalties as they own the rights to the track.

Although they denied they are suing Katy and her record label Capitol, a spokesperson insists the firm need to protect the rights of members Brian Wilson and Mike Love, who penned the track in 1965.

The spokesperson said: "In regard to the various rumours circulating, we would like to make it clear that there is no lawsuit against the writers or publishers of 'California Gurls'.

"Using the words or melody in a new song taken from an original work is not appropriate under any circumstances, particularly one as well known and iconic as 'California Girls'. Rondor Music, who publishes the works of Brian Wilson and Mike Love, is committed to protecting the rights of its artists and songwriters, and with the support of the writers, that is exactly what we are doing."

Speaking about the offending line - which is performed by Snoop Doog - Katy tweeted: "Just to be clear... no one is suing anyone."

A spokesperson for Brian said he wasn't involved with the legal process and is actually a fan of Katy's song.

The spokesperson said: "He likes Katy's song and doesn't know where the situation stands."

A representative for Mike added: "Any legal action is up to Rondor."

Posted on 6 Aug 2010 10:00 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Featuring a whole host of professional grade components, Antelope Audio's Zen Studio is available now at an incredibly discounted price.

17 Nov 2016 09:53
thumbnail

Chief executive of UK Music expects difficulties in the near future for UK artists wishing to work in the USA

16 Nov 2016 13:09
thumbnail

Ticket touters have been routinely slammed by artists and promoters for quite some time. Now, the government are to host an evidence session in which ticket touters and secondary tickets websites will be investigated.

14 Nov 2016 10:46
thumbnail

Shure announce their 'Call for Legends- Live Contest' in which the company search high and low for the next living music legends.

7 Nov 2016 12:12
thumbnail

In August controversy was in the air as the Dirty Dancing stage show fired its live musicians in favour of a backing track. Now the Musicians' Union urge its members to join in the protest.

26 Oct 2016 15:38
thumbnail

In recent times, the theft of musical instruments and gear seems to be more prevalent than ever. With this GPS guitar pedal, users can track their stolen equipment simply by logging in online on their phone or tablet.

24 Oct 2016 17:11

Recent Music News

thumbnail

For those who want to emulate the massive tone of one of the contemporary music scene's biggest percussive heroes, the 'Spooky' signature drum is this winters must have addition to your kit

8 Dec 2016 16:58
thumbnail

Some formats of compressed MP3 have been linked with negatively effecting individuals emotional state due to their inherent tonal characteristics

8 Dec 2016 13:04
thumbnail

Once again Cubase continue to pave the path of innovation with Cubase Pro 9

7 Dec 2016 14:34
thumbnail

Changing colour from its previous grey to a sleek black, the Launch Control XL's appearance has been re imagined to keep it inline with its Launch key and Launchpad counterparts.

7 Dec 2016 09:23
thumbnail

Designed to simulate various classic amp tones, Supro's Tremolo Pedal introduces the new school to the old school

6 Dec 2016 11:16
thumbnail

A premium belt-drive turntable that features wireless streaming, the BT-500 has been designed to extract every musical detail of your record collection

5 Dec 2016 15:00