Westwood One Sued Over Use Of 'Spirit In The Sky'

Law360, Los Angeles (November 27, 2013, 8:30 PM ET) -- A radio jingle and music licensing company bought by Westwood One Inc. infringed the copyright to the Norman Greenbaum hit “Sprit in the Sky” by distributing copies to radio networks without permission, according to a suit filed Wednesday by the song’s producer and copyright holder.

Greenbaum recorded the 1969 hit with producer and plaintiff Erik Jacobson, who is the exclusive owner of all rights to “Spirit in the Sky,” including rights to the sound recording and the underlying copyrighted composition, the complaint said. But Westwood and...
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Case Information

Case Title

Jacobsen v. Westwood One, Inc. et al

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit


Date Filed

November 27, 2013


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