LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a trial over Katy Perry’s hit “Dark Horse” and the rapper who says it was stolen from him (all times local):
Jurors are deciding how much Katy Perry, her collaborators and her record label owe the writers of a Christian rap song over her hit “Dark Horse.”
The jury has already found that “Dark Horse” improperly copied from Marcus Gray’s song “Joyful Noise.” They’re now just deliberating over the amount.
In closing arguments Thursday, lawyers for Gray and his two co-writers told the jury they should get nearly $20 million for the song that has earned about $41 million. They say Gray’s instrumental beat plays through 45% of “Dark Horse,” so they’re asking for 45% of its earnings.