Deadmau5 Sued by Disney Over Logo

Deadmau5 is now engaged in a legal battle — and no, it’s not related to his recent accusations of infringement against Trey Songz.
The Toronto DJ revealed on Twitter yesterday that he’s being sued by Disney, one of the world’s largest mass media corporations, over the use of his iconic mouse head logo.
TMZ reports that court documents filed by Disney claim deadmau5’s logo is too similar to their famous Mickey ears, and they’re trying to prevent him from trademarking it in the U.S.
Deadmau5 has used the logo for 10 years but applied for a U.S. trademark last year — a move that raised eyebrows at Disney and sparked an investigation by the company.
In the documents, Disney says that its mouse ears have been in use for more than 60 years and granting deadmau5 the trademark would damage its business.
His attorney Dina LaPolt told TMZ he already has a trademark for it in 30 other countries, including Japan, Germany, Italy and the U.K.
Of course, mau5 couldn’t let something like this happen without speaking out on Twitter:

Related: Deadmau5 Accuses Trey Songz of Ripping Off His Remix

Deadmau5 Accuses Trey Songz of Ripping off His Remix


Deadmau5 is back in the news again and this time it’s not because he went on a coffee run with a famous person, trolled a fellow DJ or performed with some cool new technology.
In a series of tweets sent out on Monday, the Toronto native accused Trey Songz of ripping off his 2009 remix of Calvin Harris’ “I’m Not Alone” for the Nicki Minaj-assisted “Touchin, Lovin” (the 5th most-downloaded track on DJcity in July).

Compare for yourself:


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Deadmau5 Performs with New Touchscreen Controller

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Last fall, Deadmau5 announced that he’s collaborating with Microsoft’s Perceptive Pixel team to develop custom software for their 55″ touch-screen device. The project was revealed in the following video uploaded to his YouTube channel:

After months of development, mau5’s project is apparently now ready to use in a live setting. In a recent video uploaded to his Instagram account, mau5 can be seen performing with the hardware-software combo at the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium:

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Deadmau5 Grabs Coffee with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Deadmau5, who’s no stranger to controversy, has managed to bring out Toronto’s embattled mayor Rob Ford for the latest episode of his “Coffee Run” series.
The Canadian DJ/producer has featured high-profile guests before (Pharrell, Zedd, and Skrillex to name a few) but this episode might take the cake.
For those who don’t know, Rob Ford gained worldwide attention in May 2013 when a video surfaced that appeared to show him smoking crack cocaine.
His troubles didn’t stop there.
After pledging to quit drinking and adopt a healthy lifestyle, another video surfaced in January which showed him incoherently mocking the city’s police chief.
Ford recently returned to his job following a two-month leave of absence for substance abuse treatment.
Related: Skrillex and Dillon Francis Join Deadmau5 on an Epic Coffee Run

Deadmau5 Live at XS Nightclub Las Vegas

Deadmau5 live streamed his set at XS Nightclub Las Vegas on Saturday night. The two-and-a-half-hour performance featured many of his originals along with a few tracks by other artists.
The set is available to stream for free below and members of deadmau5’s subscription site can download it here.


1. deadmau5 – Avaritia
2. AJ Lora – Primate w/ deadmau5 – Secondary Complications
3. Whyt Noyz – Synthesize – Pig & Dan Remix – w/ deadmau5 – Sometimes Things Get, Whatever (Acapella)
4. Lluis Ribalta – Belial
5. Tony Rohr & Layton Giordani – Careless Suggestions
6. deadmau5 – Deus Ex Machina
7. Andre Kraml – Safari – James Holden Remix w/ Armand Van Helden – The Funk Phenomena (Acapella)
8. Adam Port – Black Noise – &Me Remix
9. Oliver $ – Doin’ Ya Thang
10. deadmau5 – Moar Ghost ‘n’ Stuff w/ deadmau5 feat. Rob Swire – Ghost ‘n’ Stuff (Acapella)
11. deadmau5 ft. Rob Swire – Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff
12. deadmau5 – Infra Turbo Pigcart Racer
13. Hatiras & JELO – SpeakerHumper – Hatiras’ Rehump
14. Hatiras & Nom De Strip – The Nothing – Hot Mouth Remix
15. Hatiras & DJ Bam Bam – Thrill Her
16. deadmau5 – Your Ad Here? (You There?)
17. deadmau5 – My Pet Coelacanth
18. deadmau5 – Acedia w/ Morgan Page feat. Lissie – The Longest Road (Acapella)
19. RAR – The Tool w/ Morgan Page feat. Lissie – The Longest Road (Acapella) w/ deadmau5 – Cthulhu Sleeps
20. ZZT – SyZZTem700 Bonus Beats
21. deadmau5 – Cthulhu Sleeps
22. Jon Hopkins – Vessel
23. Schneider TM vs Kpt. Michi.gan – The Light 3000
24. deadmau5 – Strobe
25. deadmau5 ft. Chris James – The Veldt – Tommy Trash Remix

Related: Deadmau5 Speaks at 2014 Canadian Music Week

Skrillex & Dillon Francis Join Deadmau5 for a Coffee Run

Deadmau5‘s popular coffee run series has featured artists such as Pharrell, Zedd, Laidback Luke, Eric Prydz and Bun B. This time, the Canadian doubles up and brings along fellow heavyweights Skrillex and Dillon Francis — both of whom are visiting Toronto for the Mothership Tour.

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