TeeFlii vs. Robin S.

Hip-hop artist TeeFLii and his collaborators on the 2014 single “24 Hours” have been hit with a copyright lawsuit alleging they ripped off Robin S.’s 1993 track “Back It Up,” according to a lawsuit filed in federal district court in New York last week.

The suit was brought by “Back It Up” composers Allen George and Sten Hallström (a.k.a. Stonebridge), as well as the estate of late co-composer Frederick McFarlane and music publisher EMI Blackwood. The plaintiffs accuse TeeFLii — along with 2 Chainz, DJ Mustard and DJ Ketchup — of “willful” infringement of the “dominant theme” from the song, albeit “with minor modifications and a tempo change.” Sony Music, which wholly owns Epic Records, the label that released the song, was also named as a defendant in the suit. – Billboard

Listen right here:

Robin S. - "Back it Up" (1994)
TeeFLii ft. 2 Chainz - "24 Hours" (2014)

Did the Weeknd rip off this song for “A Lonely Night”?

According to the news The Weeknd might be in a bit of trouble for his song “A Lonely Night”. It apparently sounds a bit too much like the work of a track called “I Need to Love” by three U.K.-based songwriters.

The Blast reports that Abel’s [The Weeknd] track is almost identical to their song, “I Need To Love.” As their case goes, a division of Universal Music acquired the rights to their song in 2008 after pitching it to artists around the world but in 2018 the label relinquished all the rights. Weeks later, The Weeknd dropped off his album and the trio knew something was up. They are suing for unspecified damages including $150,000 per infringement and “forensic accounting to figure out just how much they’re owed.”

Have a listen!

The Weeknd - "A Lonely Night" (2016)
Williams Smith, Brian Clover and Scott McCulloch - "I Need to Love" (2008)

David Guetta vs. Daniel Baron

South African artist Daniel Baron has filed a legal suit against David Guetta. Have a listen to the similarity of Guetta’s “Light Headed” and Baron’s “Children of the Sun”. I’d say he has a case.

David Guetta (ft. Sia) - "Light Headed" (2018)
Daniel Baron - "Children of the Sun" (2016)

Check out this other gem: Coldplay’s “Clocks” (2002) vs. David Guetta “When Love Takes Over” (2009)