Michelle Phan and Kaskade Fire Back at Ultra Records’ Lawsuit, Bond Over Twitter

By Scott T. Sterling

Yesterday (July 21), we reported on EDM label Ultra Records filing suit against popular Youtube star Michelle Phan for copyright infringement, claiming that she’d used the label’s music in her makeup tutorial videos that have amassed millions of views.

Former Ultra artist Kaskade was mentioned as being among the producers whose music had been used without authorization.

Now both Phan and Kaskade have fired back at Ultra Records, with the makeup celebrity claiming that she had full authority to utilize the music in her clips. Kaskade has gone on to offer Phan his full support.

According to TMZ, Phan’s lawyers stated that Ultra gave Phan full permission to use the songs, and that the clips have helped promote the label and “showcased [them] to an international audience.”

Related: No Kaskade for You: Youtube Star Michelle Phan Sued by Ultra Records for Copyright Infringement

Kaskade used his Twitter account to let it be known that he’s happy Phan chose his tracks for her videos.

Kaskade went on to add that “copyright law is a dinosaur, ill suited for the landscape of today’s media.”

Phan sent Kaskade a Twitter message to thank him for the music and the support.

Fans of both Kaskade and Phan voiced their support on Twitter as well, with many claiming that they discovered Kaskade’s music through her Youtube clip.

Ultra Musoc has not responded to neither Kaskade nor Phan publicly.


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