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Post Malone Must Stand Trial in ‘Circles’ Songwriting Case, Judge Rules

Post Malone accepts the top artist award at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Post Malone Must Stand Trial in ‘Circles’ Songwriting Case, Judge Rules Post Malone and producer, Frank Dukes, were hoping to get a lawsuit tossed out that states a third person didn’t receive credit on Malone’s hit, “Circles.” A California judge has ruled that Post must stand trial in the case where producer and songwriter Tyler Armes claims he played a key role during the studio session and he deserves to be credited on the song.  In a 28-page decision the judge stated, “While DUKES may have controlled the laptop, nothing suggests that he or POST possessed any special veto or decision-making power that ARMES did not. ARMES’s evidence, if credited, supports the finding that the three musicians shared equal control in the session, making nonhierarchical contributions to a unitary whole.” Post and Dukes claim they were the only ones with “veto power,” and Armes isn’t owed credit. Now Post and Dukes will have to go to court to determine if Armes has any rights to the song.  Do you think Post will win or lose this case?



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