Madonna gets victory over ‘Vogue’ sample at appeals court

The 9th Circuit rules that a trivial taking isn’t enough to establish copyright infringement. On Thursday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals made it easier for musicians to sample small portions of song recordings by giving Madonna and her producer Robert “Shep” Pettibone a victory in a long-running lawsuit over the 1990 hit “Vogue.” The…

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America’s Wealthiest Female Musicians 2016

The title of one of Madonna’s most popular songs is right on the money: “Material Girl.” With a personal fortune of $560 million, she’s one of the richest self-made women in the country–and claims the top spot on our first-ever list of America’s Wealthiest Female Musicians. Though Madonna has been in show business for decades,…

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