Published On: Fri, Mar 20th, 2015

Watch & Compare 70s Funk Band Hits Mac Miller with Lawsuit for Stealing Song

Miller did not profit directly from the song in question, he gave it away for free, nevertheless, Aquarian Dream is asking for $150, 000.

 

Rapper Mac Miller has been hit with a lawsuit by a 70s soul/funk band called Aquarian Dream, for allegedly stealing one of their hit songs.

According to reports, the group’s lead singer Jacques Burvick says Mac stole their “Yesterday (Was so nice today)” track, and used it for his “Therapy” song on the Miller 2014 mixtape “Faces.”

Miller did not profit directly from the song in question, he gave it away for free, nevertheless, Aquarian Dream is asking for $150, 000.

Burvick attorney Larry Zerner, of Silver Spring, Md., told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that it doesn’t matter that the song was a freebie:

“If I stood on a corner and gave away 700, 000 copies of Mac Miller’s CD, would he be upset? The fact that he gave it away does not mean my client was not damaged. It’s a sample and artists tend to get paid for samples. And it’s not just a sample, he raps over the whole song.”

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