10:07 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Who Owns "Funkytown"?

Reporting for NPR's All Songs Considered, Joel Rose examines the turbulent history of Lipps, Inc.'s disco hit "Funkytown", an iconic track that has spawned a decades-long legal battle over the ownership of the piece.  Rose delves into the complicated waters of copyright law, highlighting the age-old conflict of band versus major label.  

Disco group Lipps, Inc. were responsible for the 1980 hit "Funkytown".
Credit Michael Ochs Archives