Music Industry Song Copy

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Vaughan Cohen
Musical Copyright Infringement
October 23, 2012
Prof. Hichborn

Dillinger Four's "Doublewhiskeycokenoice” vs. Green Day’s “American Idiot”
On September 21st, 2004, Green Day released their album “American Idiot,” a work that many believed to the catalyst for their comeback in the early 2000s. The album, released by Reprise Records and produced by their longtime partner Rob Cavallo, achieved huge success worldwide, charting in 27 countries and topping at number one in 19 of them, including the United States and the United Kingdom. American Idiot has sold over 14 million copies worldwide, over 6 million copies of which were in the United States alone, including 267,000 in its opening week (Gunderson, 2008). The album went on to be such a huge success, that in 2010 a Broadway musical was created based on the album, creatively entitled, “American Idiot; The Musical.”
Five of the singles on this smash-hit album reached Platinum certification by the RIAA, possibly the most popular being the song entitled “American Idiot.” Among an array of other accolades, “American Idiot” was nominated for four Grammy Awards and was a number one on the charts for an impressive thirteen weeks, and in turn, no doubt brought a huge amount of financial success to the writers and composers of the composition. According to The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), there are three original writers of this composition, being Billy Joe Armstrong (singer), Mike Pritchard (bassist) and an outside collaborator, Frank E. Wright. The publishers listed are Green Haze Music and W B Music Corp. In addition, according to the U.S. Copyright Office, the claimant of the copyright to the entire collection of songs on the “American Idiot” album is Reprise Records.
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