Uncovering Cover Versions

Butler, Susan
December 2007
Billboard;12/15/2007, Vol. 119 Issue 50, p13
Trade Publication
The article discusses a lawsuit filed by rock band the Romantics over a cover version of their song "What I Like About You" which is featured in the video game "Guitar Hero." The question of whether a band's distinctive sound can be infringed upon is discussed. The rights to the composition were properly obtained by the video game manufacturer, but the original recording was not.


Related Articles

  • How To A Rock Be Star. Copperman, Mark S. // Playthings;Mar2008, Vol. 106 Issue 3, p9 

    The article reports that Romantics, a rock band, has filed a preliminary injunction in a Massachusetts court to immediately stop sales of the Guitar Hero games from Activision Inc. The band contended that consumers would be wrongly confused into believing that they sponsored or endorsed the...

  • "What I Like About You". GOLD, JUDE // Guitar Player;Feb2016, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p80 

    The article discusses the classic guitar riff technique for the song "What I Like About You" by the band Romantics.

  • LEGAL ROUND UP. Bruno, Antony // Billboard;1/31/2009, Vol. 121 Issue 4, p8 

    The article presents an overview of three copyright infringement lawsuits relevant to the music industry. The cases are Universal Music Group v. Keoh Networks, EMI Music v. MP3Tunes and a case in which Cablevision is being sued by a group of film studios and television networks. The impact which...

  • TOP TRACKS™.  // Billboard;12/13/2014, Vol. 126 Issue 41, p145 

    A chart is presented that lists the 50 most shared and/or mentioned songs on the online social networking site Twitter for the week ending December 13, 2014, including "What I Like About You" by 5 Seconds of Summer, "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift, and "Night Changes" by One Direction.

  • Lucie Diamond. Soars, James // Maverick;Jul2007, Issue 60, p31 

    The article features country musician Lucie Diamond. Her first single "That's What I Like About You" spent ten consecutive weeks at number one in the British Hotdisc country charts. Diamond's earliest musical influence was watching a video of a concert by Olivia Newton John. The artists that she...

  • TOP TRACKS™.  // Billboard;8/9/2014, Vol. 126 Issue 25, p73 

    A chart is presented that lists the 50 most shared and/or mentioned songs on the online social networking site Twitter for the week of August 9, 2014, including "Life of the Party" by Shawn Mendes, "What I Like About You" by 5 Seconds of Summer, and "Chains" by Nick Jones.

  • THE ROMANTICS' "WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU" Eskow, Gary // Mix;Dec2006, Vol. 30 Issue 12, p108 

    The article features statements by Mike Skill, a member of the rock band "The Romantics," recalling the success of their sound recording "What I Like About You" and the factors that influenced them to form the band. Skill narrates various aspects during the production of the album and their...

  • NOTES FROM THE P&E WING. Friedman, Daryl // Mix;Aug2007, Vol. 31 Issue 8, p20 

    The article reports on an advocacy initiative which was launched by the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy to fight for the royalty rights of the performing artists for recordings that are aired on radio. It is explained that it is only the songwriter who is paid and not the...

  • Will the JOBS Act Jump-Start the Video Game Industry? Crowdfunding Start-Up Capital. Wiltz, Van S. // Tulane Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property;Fall2013, Vol. 16, p141 

    The article focuses on the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS) enacted on April 5, 2012 with bipartisan support on federal securities laws regarding crowdfunding and its effect on video game industry. It discusses the benefits of crowdfunding for start-up video game companies. Topics...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics