Record Companies Sue ‘Ellen’ Over Dance Music

By Andrew Gauthier 


Four of the world’s biggest recording companies have sued the producers of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” accusing them of using songs without permission.

On the popular daytime program, which averages about 3 million viewers daily, newly named “American Idol” judge and show host Ellen DeGeneres dances to popular tunes selected by a deejay.


The program is produced and distributed by various divisions of Time Warner Inc. While DeGeneres is not named specifically, the suit names her company, A Very Good Production.

The lawsuit, which seeks an unspecified amount of damages More…