Black Crowes charge Gretchen Wilson with copyright infringement
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Black Crowes charge Gretchen Wilson with copyright infringement

Thursday, July 31, 2008 – The Black Crowes issued notices of copyright infringement against Gretchen Wilson, Turner Network Television (TNT), Wilson's record label SonyBMG and Wilson's publisher, J Money Music over a song she sings for the show "Saving Grace."

The copyright infringement notices allege that Wilson and her songwriters wrongfully exploited Chris and Rich Robinson's original composition of their hit song "Jealous Again" for her song entitled "Work Hard Play Harder."

A statement said that TNT has further exploited the use of the composition by using Wilson's song in video advertisement and promotion for the show "Saving Grace." "Jealous Again" was the lead single released in 1991 on The Black Crowes multi platinum debut album "Shake Your Money Maker."

Pete Angelus, longtime manager of The Black Crowes, said, "We find the musical verses of Wilson's song to be such an obvious example of copyright infringement that I expect all parties to reach a relatively quick resolution to avoid litigation."

A SonyBMG spokesperson could not be reached for comment.

The Black Crowes are currently on tour in support of their album "Warpaint."


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