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Warner Music, Sony/ATV, and Other Major Labels Face a Lawsuit From Jamaican Producers Over ‘Despacito’

Legendary Jamaican music duo, Steely and Clevie, files a lawsuit against some of the biggest labels in music for copyright infringement, and one of the biggest songs of the past decade, “Despacito,” is at the center of the brewing legal fight.

If you’re unfamiliar with Steely & Clevie, these are two of the most iconic names in Jamaican music history. Cleveland Browne, Clevie’s real name, and the estate of the late Wycliffe’ Steely’ Johnson are suing Warner Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Universal Music Latin Entertainment, and several others for infringing on their work.

The lawsuit was filed in California Central District Court last month, directly taking aim at the Reggaeton industry, particularly Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi, whose real name is Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero, the creator of the mega-hit “Despacito.”

Read the source article at Urban Islandz

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