Demi Lovato, famous for her performance of the Frozen-hit “Let it go”, is being sued by Indie-rock duo Sleigh Bells. Allegedly, the pop singer’s 2015 track “Stars” copies musical elements from their 2010 track “Infinity Guitars.”
Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller specify “signal decay and other sonic signatures” that characterize “virtually identical content” and “transcend the realm of coincidence.”
The law suit continues: “A comparison of the two songs reveals that, at the very least, the combination of the hand claps and bass drum, structured as 3 quarter beats and a rest, with the bass drum providing a counter-rhythm to the hand claps, is at least substantially similar in both works. This infringing material repeats throughout the Defendants’ song.”
Lovato’s record label is quite cool about the situation: “We did not use any samples in Demi Lovato’s song ‘Stars.’ Demi was also not involved with the production. She only wrote top line.”
Judge for yourselves:
This will probably not be the end of it. Sleigh Bells will most like not let it go.
Source: Rolling Stone
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