Record Companies’ Suit Claims Ellen’s Dance Music Is Used Without Permission

Sep 11, 2009  •  Post A Comment

A group of major record labels have banded together in a lawsuit alleging that "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has violated the copyright on more than 1,000 songs that were broadcast on the talk show without permission, according to the Associated Press.

The music companies, Atlantic, Capitol, Warner Bros., Motown and Sony, claim that Ellen’s show has never asked for permission for the usage of their property, but Telepictures — which produces the talk show — says it has been trying to resolve this issue for months.

–Allison J. Waldman


  1. The idiocy of the recording industry never ceases to amaze. Here is an industry that is bleeding and trying to stay alive. Instead of kissing Ellen’s feet for featuring songs each day, they demand money. Can you imagine how many stay at home moms have purchased songs from the show because of Ellen’s charisma and charm. Instead of loving the free publicity, they demand more money.

  2. Well said!

  3. Greed, stupidity, and greed. Oh, did I mention STUPIDITY ? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!They could take a lesson from the NE Patriots. You have to think ahead, to be able to be competative in the future. I hope the record companies die a slow painful death (which they seem to be doing just fine on their own), and let the artists start their own recording outlets, as some are doing now.

  4. No kidding! Ellen’s dance music is the best PR out there for those of us who would never hear some of the music Tony and Ellen put out there. Example: Dr. Dre, et al “Celebrate Love” – never in a million years would I have heard that on my own with the radio station / tv station I listen too. Greedy bastards!

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