Beauty blogger Michelle Phan is reportedly being sued for millions for copyright infringements.
The blogger, who made $5 million last year – we are definitely in the wrong job – is being sued by Ultra Records LLc and Ultra International Music Publishing LLC for using songs by the company’s artists in her video tutorials.
Michelle, who used songs by Deadmau5, Kaskade and Calvin Harris, faces paying damages of up to $150,000 for EACH song – which means she could face a bill worth millions!
However, Michelle is not taking this lying down. A statement issued by her team said: “Ultra’s lawsuit against Michelle Phan lacks any merit. Ultra agreed to allow Michelle to use the music and Michelle intends to fight this lawsuit and bring her own claims against Ultra. Michelle’s intention has always been to promote other artists, creating a platform for their work to be showcased to an international audience. Kaskade, whose music has been featured in Michelle’s videos, has publicly defended Michelle against Ultra’s claims and acknowledges the success he’s gained from her support.”
In fact, Kaskade, who’s music she used even offered her support saying: “I’m not suing @MichellePhan + @ultrarecords isn’t my lapdog. I can’t do much about the lawsuit except voice support for her.”
Wow, makes you think, doesn’t it?!