Music | Scott Walker made songs like nobody else
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 4/15/19, 12:27 pm
On April 1, The New York Times published a story titled “‘Blurred Lines’ on Their Minds, Songwriters Create Nervously.” It detailed the anxiety besetting pop composers in the wake of recent plagiarism lawsuits in which courts have sided with the plaintiffs and thereby lowered the burden of proof to the point that almost any song might be actionable.
And, despite its publication date, the story was no joke.