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Life FM's Old School Files!

Over the last year or so you might have heard the occasional throwback song on Life FM. The Old School Files are the biggest songs on the station in the 90s and early 2000s. We've put them all together in a playlist so you can listen whenever you want - and if you've got a suggestion for a Old School File, flick me an email! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Tori Kelly: Inspired By True Events

"#InspiredByTrueEvents is actually here.... this album has been in the making over the last few years & now it's available for you to listen to. it still blows my mind that a song starts from nothing & then becomes this thing that people can connect to.. & that's what i hope these songs become. this is by far the most vulnerable i've ever been in my music & even though it was a little scary, i know it's exactly where i needed to be for this chapter of my life. i love you guys! thank you for listening & i hope you enjoy!" Tori has shared the heart behind the album and also some adorable home video footage.


MUSIC VIDEO: Roy Tosh & V. Rose, Like You Do

Seems like 90s style is here to stay! This song has been doing pretty well on the YouChart, and now we've got a video to go with it! Roy Tosh says: "Like You Do was my first in studio music video and I love how it turned out! The whole video is a vibe. Bts footage coming soon too! Hope the song has been encouraging to everyone out there!"


Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Loses Copyright Lawsuit to Flame & Lecrae Track

This is pretty interesting ... you might remember a Lecrae, Flame & John Reilly song from 2008 called 'Joyful Noise'. Flame (real name Marcus Gray) sued Katy Perry in 2014, claiming her song 'Dark Horse', a huge hit in NZ and around the world, had taken its beat from Joyful Noise. Flame will be rewarded copyright damages, reports the Associated Press.

What happened was this: Flame's lawyers argued that the beat of Dark Horse had been copied from Joyful Noise, butKaty Perry and her co-writers said they'd never heard the song. Flame's lawyer argued that Joyful Noise was a widely known song, pointing to its millions of plays on YouTube and Spotify. "They're trying to shove Mr Gray into some gospel music alleyway that no one ever visits," he said. He also pointed out that Katy Perry had begun her career as a Christian artist.

It's a surprising verdict that could have interesting repercussions in the world of music copyright - Katy Perry's legal team argued that Flame was "trying to own basic building blocks of music, the alphabet of music that should be available to everyone".

Neither of the artists have commented on the verdict. 

Cover photos from Flame's Instagram page and Katy Perry's Facebook page



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