Judith Finell featured in The New Yorker

“The Trials of Ed Sheeran” by John Seabrook
June 5, 2023
(PDF copy here.)




Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: Judith Finell featured in segment on Ed Sheeran verdict

Forensic musicologist Judith Finell featured on a CBC segment regarding the outcome of Griffin v. Sheeran.



Rolling Stone Magazine: Judith Finell featured in Experts Compare Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” to Artikal Sound System’s “Live Your Life”

How does the “vibe” impact music copyright disputes? Forensic Musicologist Judith Finell talks to Rolling Stone Magazine about recent copyright infringement accusations against Dua Lipa and Olivia Rodrigo.

Brenton Hund Podcast: Judith Finell / The Intersection of Music, Technology, and Law

How does technological change impact music creativity? Forensic Musicologist Judith Finell discusses her role in testifying for the Marvin Gaye estate in the milestone “Blurred Lines” copyright trial, the trends in music copyright, and how the law adapts to technology and media growth.

Biederman Institute Podcast – “Whose Song is it Anyway?”

Are there a growing number of copyright infringement lawsuits today? Music copyright expert Judith Finell analyzes high-profile copyright infringement cases involving Sam Smith, Tom Petty, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, and sampling cases accusing the Beastie Boys.

NPR interview on “Blurred Lines” case

How do you prove your song was copied? Forensic musicologist Judith Finell discusses how musicologists analyze and dissect musical works and the challenge to creativity posed by plagiarists in NPR’s segment about the 2016 Led Zeppelin trial.