John Mayer vs. Matt Kearney vs. Coldplay

John Mayer - "New Light"

My friend Nicole just sent this one to me. I’ve never heard Matt Kearney before but I certainly heard John Mayer’s “New Light” (2018). There are definitely some similarities here. While listening to Kearney’s “Can’t Look Back” I also started to hear some of Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida”. Have a listen below!

John Mayer – “New Light” (2018)

Matt Kearney – “Can’t Look Back” (2020)

Coldplay – “Viva La Vida” (2008)

See Also

U2 vs. John Mayer

Coldplay vs. David Guetta

Coldplay vs. Killing Joke

Coldplay vs. Kraftwerk

UPDATE: Survivor vs. Coldplay vs. Joe Satriani vs. Cat Stevens vs. Creaky Boards

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Ariana Grande “7 Rings” Lawsuit Settled

According to Reuters the book is closed on this one.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ariana Grande has settled a lawsuit by a hip-hop artist who accused the pop superstar of plagiarizing her 2019 smash “7 Rings” from a song he wrote two years earlier.

Josh Stone, a New Yorker who performs as DOT, revealed the settlement with Grande and 13 other defendants, including her publishers and several songwriters, in a Tuesday filing in federal court in Manhattan.

Terms were not disclosed, and a judge ordered the dismissal of Stone’s lawsuit because of the settlement. Lawyers for the parties did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

 

Here’s the original TSSL Post from January 2020:

When I first heard Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” (2019) I couldn’t believe that the intro vocal melody was directly pulled from  the 1959 song “My Favorite Things” from the musical “The Sound of Music”. Turns out original composers Rodgers and Hammerstein were in fact credited on Grande’s track.

But it seems like Grande’s chorus hook is what’s really in question. Josh Stone recorded a track called “You Need It I Got It” in (2017?). He has since sued Grande.

In a lawsuit filed in a New York federal court on Thursday, an artist called Josh Stone, aka DOT, claims that he shopped his own song You Need It, I Got It around in 2017.

One of the execs he claims to have played the song to was producer and Ariana Grande collaborator Tommy Brown.

Stone alleges that the hook in 7 Rings, which is: I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it, was copied from the hook in his song, which goes: You need it, I got it. You want it, I got it.

The lawsuit, which names Universal Music Corp and several others claims that “literally, every single one of the 39 respective notes of 7 Rings is identical with the 39 notes of I Got It from a metrical placement perspective”.

The lawsuit filed against Ariana Grande last week follows various other high profile copyright infringement lawsuits in the music industry in recent months. -Music Business Worldwide

 

on Youtube:

Josh Stone – “You Need It I Go it”(2017)

Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” (2019)

“My Favorite Things” (1959)

See Also

Soulja Boy vs. Ariana Grande

Battle of the Saxes (Ariana Grande vs. Jason Derulo vs. Macklemore vs. Wild Sugar)

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Did Tekashi 6ix9ine Rip This Beat for GOOBA?

Tekashi69 GOOBA

According to TMZ Tekashi 6ix9ie is being sued by beat making company BeatDemons.  Although the TMZ article doesn’t offer up many specifics it seems that BeatDemons is alleging Tekashi ripped one of their tracks for his new song “GOOBA”. Although the business model of BeatDemons is to license their backing tracks for music I guess Tekashi didn’t license this one? Or ripped it off? Or took the general vibe and made his own version? Or is it entirely coincidental? I don’t know. I guess it’s up to the courts to decide. Or you can make your own judgement and leave it in the comments. That is what the internet is for, right? Lucky for Tekashi you can’t go to prison over copyright infringement…or can you?

6IX9INE- GOOBA (2020)

Beat Demons – “Regular” (2018)

So I guess if you wanted to make your own track that sounds like this you can pay $40 and get it here. And you won’t get sued because you’re doing it correctly.

This seems like a similar situation when in both Justin Bieber and Asher Monroe apparently both used the same stock track for their music:

Justin Bieber used a royalty-free sample on his new album (and so did Asher Monroe)

 

Have a nice day!

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