Madonna faces lawsuit for “not paying samples” in her song Vogue
Pop star Madonna is currently facing a lawsuit for allegedly “not paying for the samples” of her hit song “Vogue” — 22 years ago.
According to reports, a record company named VMG Salsoul has filed a lawsuit against the 53-year-old “Take A Bow” singer for copyright infringement. The said record company claims that Madonna used sample from Salsoul Orchestra’s 1977 dance song, “Chicago Bus Stop (Ohh I Love It).”
Media outlet TMZ reports that VMG Salsoul believes Madonna sampled horns and strings from the said track and used it in her hit song “Vogue,” and she never paid to do so. The record company even elaborated why it has taken them a very long time to file the offending lawsuit. VMG claims that the samples are not immediately obvious.
The company allegedly have only been able to detect it recently due to a new technology which has the ability to isolate and identify sounds. So now, VMG Salsoul is demanding Madonna for unspecified damages in their copyright infringement lawsuit.
Madonna is currently doing a world tour and has been reportedly joined by her lover Brahim Zaibat for the whole trip. The couple left Paris and is said to be heading for Brussels, Belgium. They were then spotted taking a boat tour of Amsterdam earlier this week.