Jay Z Faces Sound Engineer’s Bold Claim Over Song Rights

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After being accused by Jay Z of stealing master recordings of seminal work, Chauncey Mahan has responded with a provocative lawsuit against the hip-hop star and Roc Nation.

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Although the dispute was born in somewhat of a bizarre fashion, the litigation has the potential of developing into something of consequence to the music industry. Mahan is a sound engineer who takes credit for collaborating with chart-topping recording artists such as Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G., R Kelly and Missy Elliot. He has worked in the industry for decades and says in his lawsuit that his technical expertise and “ear” for what makes certain sound recordings popular is what led Jay Z to tap him in 1999 for recording sessions that would result in “Vol 3… The Life and Times of S. Carter.”

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Source: Billboard

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