Universal Music Continues To Target Illegal Mixtapes

umg-logo.jpgUniversal Music Group, the largest collection of record labels in the recording industry, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against BCD Music Group for allegedly distributing illegal mixtapes. According to Billboard.biz, the suite was filed on September 6 at the federal District Court in Los Angeles and claims BCD released unauthorized mixtapes featuring artists such as Ludacris, Nelly, Young Buck, 50 Cent and Timbaland. “BCD has built a significant business by capitalizing on the proliferation of unauthorized mixtapes,” Universal Music Group said in a statement. “Despite our good-faith attempts to address these concerns with BCD, their use of our artists’ music — without permission and with any compensation to rights holders — has required us to file this complaint to protect our rights and those of our artists.” This new lawsuit against the Houston, Texas based BCD Music Group comes after Universal Music introduced a new series of “legal” mixtapes entitled Lethal Squad Mixtapes.

  • Worley

    Stop being greedy. 50 and Kanye are going to make a boatload of money for Universal this week. Matter of fact, I should download both of ‘em.

  • fireforreal

    They will never stop mixtapes,like they will never stop bootleg movies in the hood.Maybe if these lables brought out better albums fans wouldn’t be so hungry for mixtapes.Mixtapes always have better joins than these albums that only have like 3 joints that’s good.

  • KRITIQ

    greedy ass mofo

  • http://xxlmag.com houston’s finest

    ok universal, i’ma bootleg ALL OF YALL SHIT!!!!!

  • crazy k

    cool houston’s finest u going to bootleg a their cd’s shit hook me up… so i don’t have to come out my pocket!!!! fuck universal!!!

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    ****KANYE WEST NOT AVAILABLE IN SOUTH AFRICA*****

    Universal Records South Africa has failed to release Kanye West’s “Graduation Day” album today due to “problems with the artwork”. An insider reported that Unversal SA received both albums “Curtis” and “Grad” three weeks ago and the was nothing wrong with Kanye’s art work. What actually happened was that Universal South Africa was instructed not to hand in Kanye’s album at the same time with 50 to the printers…this Shady fellaz…

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    U GUYS ARE A BUNCH OF F-ING ASSHOLES. . . STOP BEING BROKE AND BUY AN ALBUM. . . U WE TALL DIDS

  • SOUTHERNBREED

    they need to leave the mixtapes along.
    the mixtapes help make and break a artist!
    lil’wayne came up on the mixtapes,young jeezy got on because of mixtapes and 50 became the head nigga in charge because of them.
    the record companies just mad because they ain’t gettin the money!

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    MIXTAPES DONT HURT SALES THEY HELP SALES AND EXPOSURE

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  • http://www.myspace.com/the_trap_boy El Negro

    fuckin leave tha mixtape game alone tha only reason tha government dont want mixtapes to be sold is because they aint getting 1 penny from them theyre so fuckin greedy fuck bush and tha whole white house

  • lil’c

    u know what it is universal cant stand the fact dj’s are promoting there artist music and that they are cuttin slack jobs at universal cos of it.
    i live ova in england, united kingdom and if it woznt 4 the likes of BCD MUSIC GROUP i wudnt of been able to get any of my favourite HOUSTON rap artists albums or mixtapes and if they stop selling them how the fucc wud rappers from texas especailly have any form of record sales, when muthafuccaz like universal and all dem otha dicc’z disrespect them and dont allow those artist to have full on label deals.

    fucc universal fucc the I.R.S
    u cant take it cos independant labels make more money than u

    fucc y’all

  • funkflex

    funny… fuck bcd!!!!!!!!! wack old ass mixtapes for $20 at FYE. universal will own all their shit.