Following a sold-out performance, Netflix sues the makers of The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical
According to Deadline, Netflix is suing Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, the creators of The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical, for copyright infringement. The case was filed in a Washington, DC district court two days after Barlow and Bear performed a live, sold-out event in support of their Bridgerton-inspired record.
Following Bridgerton’s premiere in 2020, Barlow and Bear started composing music based on the Netflix original series and marketing it on TikTok, where it swiftly gained popularity. As additional material was demanded by fans, Barlow and Bear eventually had enough to compile a 15-song album, which went on to win a Grammy in April, a first for music originating on TikTok. Barlow and Bear performed in the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on July 26th, with live performances and music by the National Symphony Orchestra.