Demi Lovato is the latest celebrity to be slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit. On Monday, indie group Sleigh Bells filed a lawsuit in California that names Lovato. It alleges that the singer used part of Sleigh Bells’ song “Infinity Guitars” in her song “Stars.”
The complaint says that “The sonic qualities of portions of ‘Infinity Guitars’ and ‘Stars’ are at least substantially similar… The signal decay and other sonic signatures in each of the songs are comprised of and contain virtually identical content, and analyses of the two songs reveal that they are, at least in part, substantially similar, virtually identical, or identical.” Here are both of the songs:
In November, Sleigh Bells Tweeted at Lovato, saying “Demi Lovato flattered you guys sampled Infinity Guitars & Riot Rhythm for “Stars” but we were not contacted. Gotta clear those.”
.@ddlovato Demi Lovato flattered you guys sampled Infinity Guitars & Riot Rhythm for “Stars” but we were not contacted. Gotta clear those.
— SLEIGH BELLS (@sleighbells) November 2, 2015
Lovato and her team responded to the allegations in Rolling Stone. They said, “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.”
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[H/T Huffington Post]
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