Who Owns "Funkytown"?

Sep 13, 2013

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