Money makes the world go ’round, so they say. Madonna is busy weeping over her own performance or having a minor nip-slip on her MDNA tour, meanwhile a Delaware company has hit her with a lawsuit claiming she stole parts of their song for her 1990 hit “Vogue.” Eons of years later, well, 22 years later, it has dawned on the company that “Vogue” allegedly includes portions of their 1977 song “Love Break.” Rolling Stone reports that VMG claims, “The portions of “Love Break,” which have been copied into “Vogue” and all its various ‘mixes,’ ‘remixes,’ videos, YouTube versions, etc., are numerous but intentionally hidden. The horn and strings in ‘Vogue’ are intentionally sampled from “Love Break” throughout.”
Luckily or unluckily, depending on how you look at it, Madonna doesn’t have to fight the lawsuit on her own. VMG is also suing Madonna’s label WB Records claiming they hit WB with copyright infringement notices in July 2011 and February 2012. Accusing Madonna of theft is one thing, but VMG is also saying she deliberately hid portions of the unauthorized sampling. “The unauthorized sampling was deliberately hidden by [Madonna] within ‘Vogue’ so as to avoid detection,” said VMG. Thanks to technology the company said they were able to detect and confirm the sampling.
If the “Like A Virgin” star is forced to pay up for damages, she could try to vogue her way out of it. But we’re sure she’s somewhere sipping Kabbalah water, rehearsing her next gasp worthy moment for the MDNA tour without giving this much thought.
Madonna Hit With Lawsuit Over ‘Vogue’ Sample [Rolling Stone]
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