NEWS OF THE WEEK: Post Malone settles copyright lawsuit minutes before trial

According to court documents obtained by Billboard, the Circles singer - whose real name is Austin Richard Post reached a settlement with Tyler Armes on Tuesday, minutes before a trial for the pair's copyright lawsuit was set to begin. U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II announced on Tuesday morning that Post and Armes had reached a settlement to avoid trial. The terms of the pair's agreement were not disclosed. Armes originally sued Post in 2020, alleging the pair had co-written Circles in a 2018 all-night jam session together, but Post had refused to give Armes credit.