Ariana Grande sued for copyright infringement
Los Angeles, Aug 25 (IANS) Singer Ariana Grande has been slapped with a lawsuit over her 2015 song “One last time”.
Grande is being sued by Alex Greggs — who claims that Grande copied a 2012 single he wrote for Skye Stevens titled “Takes all night”, reports variety.com.
David Guetta, who wrote “One last time”, music producer Rami Yacoub, songwriter Carl Falk, Universal Music Group and Republic Records are also listed as defendants in the lawsuit.
Greggs is claiming that “the similarity between ‘Takes all night’ and ‘One last time’ is so striking that it is highly likely the works were not created independently of one another” with the chorus or hook being the main reason for his lawsuit as the “harmonic background remains the same in both songs for the entire sixteen measures of the chorus”.
Greggs is seeking $150,000 as settlement per each infringement.
Grande is no stranger to legal troubles over her music. In 2013,, she was sued for “The way”, in which Minder Music claimed that a phrase of her song was a copy of the 1972 track “Troglodyte”.