Mac Miller is in trouble for a sample he used on Macadelic and is being sued for $10 million.
An artist who goes by the name of Warm Speakers is suing the rapper because Miller allegedly used his sample without permission.
Patrick Berlinquette, aka Warm Speakers, has filed the suit against Miller, Rostrum Records, and DatPiff for supposedly stealing his music.
A complaint was filed by Warm Speakers in Eastern District of New York, which stated that he had written, recorded and produced The World Around You in June 2010, copywriting the track a year later. Miller allegedly took the track and used a sample of it in the chorus of his song, Fuck ‘Em All, which appeared on his mixtape, Macadelic.
Berlinquette is suing for wilful infringement, damages, violation of Copyright Law and New York’s General Business Law. He also wants a permanent injunction.
Berlinquette stated in his complaint that, “[Miller] uses other people’s music because it’s easier, cheaper, and faster than creating his own. Miller seeks to capitalize on the common misconception in Copyright Law that people whose music he takes have no remedy if he gives their music away for free.”
He also wrote that he was, “irreparably harmed, suffered damage, and defendants have profited in an amount to be determined at trial.”
- By Fiona Guest