Post their lawsuit against YouTube makeup blogger Michelle Phan two weeks ago, Ultra Music have released a statement regarding artist and songwriter rights.
The lawsuit was filed after Michelle Phan, was found to have been using music produced by artists such as Kaskade, deadmau5, Calvin Harris and other artists who are or have been signed onto Ultra Music Records. But contrary to reports, Phan’s lawyers claim that she received all the permissions from Ultra to use the music, but also now she’s planning to sue the record label.
Already having being defended by Kaskade himself, the makeup blogger’s attorneys have released the following statement “Michelle’s intention has always been to promote other artists, creating a platform for their work to be showcased to an international audience. Kaskade, whose music has been featured in Michelle’s videos, has publicly defended Michelle against Ultra’s claims and acknowledges the success he’s gained from her support.”
And last week Ultra Music released their own statement, which did not mention anything regarding the case or anything.
“When a music artist or songwriter signs to Ultra, it is our responsibility to protect what they have created. Enforcing copyrights is fundamental to the survival of artists, writers and producers, and to Ultra’s ability to continue to invest in and support them, so that they can continue to bring great music to music fans around the world. Whatever Ultra collects enforcing these important rights is shared with its artists according to their agreements.”
This saga seems like it could stretch out for a bit. In the meanwhile, check out one of the video which contains Kaskade’s music.