Hollywood singer Dua Lipa is in trouble for her song Levitating. The popstar is currently facing a new federal lawsuit in Los Angeles from musician Bosko Kante who claims that Lipa and her music label Warner Music Group (WMG.O) did not seek his permission to include his “talk box” recording in remixes of Levitating.
In the lawsuit, Kante said that the use of his performance on three remixes of Lipa’s hit song infringed his copyright. He also cited an oral agreement that the part he produced with the wearable electronic device be used only in the song’s original recording.
Kante's ElectroSpit Talk Box is a device worn around the neck and wired to a phone or synthesizer that can make vocal vibrations sound like musical instruments.
The lawsuit filed on Monday said Kante is entitled to more than $20 million in profit from the infringing music. It also says that the British-Albanian star reused the work without permission on further releases, including The Blessed Madonna remix — featuring Madonna and Missy Elliott — another remix featuring DaBaby and a performance by Dua Lipa at the American Music Awards (AMAs).
The lawsuit stated that producer Stephen Kozmeniuk approached Kante in 2019 about creating a talk-box track to use on Levitating. Kante verbally that his recording would only appear on the original track and could not be sampled or reused.
Lipa already faced two other copyright from reggae group Artikal Sound System, which were dismissed in June, and another by songwriters Sandy Linzer and L. Russell Brown which is currently ongoing.
Pakistani rupee continues to show resistance against US dollar in the open market on Monday amid positive economic indicators.
On first working day of the week, the US dollar in open market stands at 284 for buying and 287.15 for selling.
Euro price moves up to 310.71 for buying and 311.31 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 357.55 for buying, and 358.2 for selling after marginal increase.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 77.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed slight fall and new price stands at 75.94.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||357.55||358.2|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.52||36.62|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||170.9||172.9|
KARACHI – Gold rates in Pakistan continue to climb higher on Monday amid surge in global trend.
On Monday, the price of 24-karat gold stands at Rs215,500 per tola, and 10 gram costs Rs184,750 per tola.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs198,550, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189, 525 and 18k gold rate stands at Rs162,450.00 for 1 tola.
In the international market, the price of bullion hovers around $2010 per ounce with incrrease of around $8.
|Lahore||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Karachi||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Islamabad||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Peshawar||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Quetta||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Sialkot||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Attock||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Gujranwala||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Jehlum||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Multan||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Gujrat||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Nawabshah||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Chakwal||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Hyderabad||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Nowshehra||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Sargodha||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Faisalabad||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Mirpur||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|