Madonna Accused Of Lifting Sample For 1990 Hit 'Vogue'

Law360, Los Angeles (July 12, 2012, 3:33 PM ET) -- Madonna, WB Music Corp. and a collaborator on the 1990 dance hit "Vogue" were sued in California for copyright infringement on Wednesday by a record company that claims the song uses hidden samples from its 1977 disco song "Love Break."

VMG Salsoul LLC claims portions of “Love Break” were copied into “Vogue” and its various remixes by Madonna's co-author on the song, Shep Pettibone. Before Pettibone began working on Madonna's song, VMG's predecessor Salsoul Records hired him to remix “Love Break” for the Salsoul Orchestra, which...
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