Katy Perry Owes Cut Of $41M 'Dark Horse' Revenue, Jury Told

Law360, Los Angeles (July 30, 2019, 7:55 PM EDT) -- Katy Perry, her songwriters and Capitol Records owe a cut of the $41 million they made from "Dark Horse" as fair compensation for copying a musical phrase in a Christian rap song, a California federal jury heard Tuesday during opening statements of a damages trial following Monday's infringement verdict.

Since the jury established that Perry, star songwriter Dr. Luke and others infringed the copyright of the Christian rap song "Joyful Noise," it's now time to figure out how much money the pop star and her team should pay, said Michael Kahn of Capes Sokol, representing rap artists Marcus Gray, Emanuel Lambert and Chike...

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