This is one of the most RIDICULOUS copyright infringement cases I have heard in a while. Madonna and her produces for the 1990 hit “Vogue” are being sued for illegally sampling the horns section of a song called “Love Break” from 1977. Sure, why not.
“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.”[VH1]
So, why did it take VMG, the people suing Madonna and Warner Bros, so long to file for infringement? It appears that it was only until now,with the aid of special computer CSI style screwing around that the sampling could even be detected! Because the sampling was HIDDEN! Madonna and her producers were so clever that you couldn’t HEAR IT!! *enter evil laugh here*
“The unauthorized sampling was deliberately hidden by [Madonna] within ‘Vogue’ so as to avoid detection,” said VMG.[VH1]
Um, if I can’t hear it… is it really a sample?
Good luck Madonna. If nothing else it’s at least boosting record sales for everyone involved.