French electro band Justice have invoked legal action against Justin Bieber. The Canadian pop star was recently served a cease-and-desist letter alleging that the artwork for Bieber’s latest album, Justice, infringed on Justice’s trademarked logo.
According to the letter, the artwork for Bieber’s latest LP violates a trademark filed throughout the European Union in 2014 regarding a visual “cross” in Justice’s logo. In addition to the album artwork, Justice’s lawyers have also taken aim at merchandise and clothing surrounding Bieber’s latest release. The cease-and-desist states,
“Not only was Bieber’s team actually aware of Justice’s use of the [cross], they sought to use the same artist who essentially duplicate it for the Album. This is textbook bad faith and willful infringement.”
Although the letter, sent March 10, claimed Bieber’s use of the logo to be illegal, the singer’s sixth album was nonetheless released around the world on March 19. Bieber’s legal team has yet to comment on the situation, but according to Justice’s management, the cease-and-desist letter was “rejected” on the grounds that the band’s trademark was not infringed on.
Dublin-based producer EMBRZ has made his EP debut on Lane 8‘s This Never Happened label with his new, three-track Together Till It Ends EP. The self-taught music producer—real name Jack Casey—has been putting out an extensive catalog of eclectic downtempo releases for years. Together Till It Ends brings the producer’s signature sound to the forefront and adds a dynamic new sound to This Never Happened.
Consisting of the eponymous “Together Till It Ends” in addition to “Movin with U” and “Light Falls,” EMBRZ’s EP picks up the energy throughout while tapping into instrumentals that illuminate the delicate production elements that he layers on top, which is characteristic of his releases.
Casey told Dancing Astronaut,
“I’ve honestly been listening to Lane 8 since 2013, back when I first started producing. He’s been a huge influence on my music, so it’s really amazing to have his support, and to be a part of the This Never Happened family.”
Casey put out more than 10 originals alone in 2020, and this EP shows that the producer is off to a similar start to 2021. Together Till It Ends is out in full now on This Never Happened.
When Alesso prefaced that the year would be swarmed with new music, no one had a reason to question him. Just one month removed from the Swede’s merger with Armin van Buuren, Alesso is racking up his second release of 2021 in the form of a partnership with global battle royale game, PUBG.
Serving up a side-by-side pair of “Going Dumb” versions, one with the vocal backing of CORSAK and one with the assistance of K-pop group Stray Kids, similar to his Ninjawerks appearance, “Tilted Towers,” for Fortnite back in 2018, PUBG enlisted Alesso to soundtrack the in-game experience. If the first handful of months of the year are any indication of what his release agenda will look like in the near future, his coveted trinity of Ultra Taiwan IDs should hopefully be making their arrival sooner than later.