Justin Bieber is sorry for not being sorry.
Justin Bieber and Skrillex are being sued by Casey Dienel, who performs under the name White Hinterland. She is claiming that the riff from Bieber’s “Sorry” was stolen from the riff in her song “Ring The Bell” which she released in 2014. But Skrillex tweeted out that they didn’t steal it and showed that by posting a video of how they created that specific riff. Bieber then retweeted it.
The lawsuit says: “To write, create, produce, and record the song ‘Sorry,’ the Defendants knowingly and unlawfully copied original, protectable elements of the musical composition of ‘Ring the Bell’ and unlawfully sampled Plaintiff’s protectable sound recording of ‘Ring the Bell.'”
I’ve got to say that it is pretty darn similar. But then again, with all of the songs in the world, there’s bound to be some kind of overlap. And this isn’t the first time there was a lawsuit for alleged music copyright infringement. Just last year, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams found themselves being sued by Marvin Gaye’s Family because “Blurred Lines” sounded too much like “Got To Give It Up.” Then there was Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” which had a chorus that sounded like the one in Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” Sam Smith actually admitted he had never even heard Petty’s song before so there was no way he could’ve copied it.
Even if she doesn’t win, this has got her many more views on YouTube and definitely has put her name out there.
— SKRILLEX (@Skrillex) May 27, 2016
Do you think they sound similar?
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