Insane Crowd Posse face multiple sampling claims

December 2011

Artistes, record labels

CMU Daily reports that Insane Clown Posse are being sued by a company called Entity Productions, which controls the catalogue of Midnight Syndicate, an American group who specialise in gothic-esque instrumental music, often said to soundtrack horror films that never existed. Entity claims that ICP have used uncleared samples of Midnight Syndicate’s music on several of their tracks across three albums. CMU says that the music company first contacted the Insane Clown Posse and their Psychopathic Records label in 2009, after discovering Midnight Syndicate’s music had been used in a number of tracks on two albums by the hip hop duo’s side projects Dark Lotus and Twiztid, as well as on 2004 ICP album ‘Hell’s Pit’, but that it never received a response. Entity is seeking $2.1 million in damages.

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