Justin Bieber Sued For “10,000 Hours”

According to WhiskeyRiff.com Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber and getting sued. Turns out the track “10,000 Hours” sounds a lot like a song originally written in 1973 and eventually recorded in 2014.

A copyright infringement lawsuit was filed in California this week against Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, along with their fellow songwriters, publishers and record labels, alleging that they copied their 2019 hit “10,000 Hours” from a 1973 song, “The First Time Baby Is A Holiday.”

The lawsuit, a copy of which was obtained by Whiskey Riff, was filed by International Manufacturing Concepts, Melomega Music and Sound Gems, the company that owns the copyright to “First Time.” In the complaint, Melomega alleges that the song was written in 1973 by Palmer Rakes and Frank Fioravanti, and was registered with the US Copyright Office in 1980.

“First Time” was first recorded in 2014, and the copyright for the sound recording of that song was registered with the Copyright Office later that year. It was then released in September 2014, and was then released on three different albums by Melomega’s Sound Gems Records label in 2017 and 2019. The song was distributed by The Orchard, a distributor owned by Sony.

Have a listen!

 

 

See also:

Did Justin Bieber “Anyone” Rip from Toto?

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

Justin Bieber Sued for “Sorry”

Justin Bieber vs. September

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Ed Sheeran Wins Copyright Lawsuit

This is an update to Did Ed Sheeran rip “Shape of You” chorus from Sami Switch?

Ed Sheeran made it out of this one and the courts are on his side.

According to Variety:

A U.K. High Court ruled on Wednesday that Sheeran had not plagiarised the 2015 song “Oh Why” by Sami Chokri.

In his ruling, Judge Antony Zacaroli said that Sheeran had “neither deliberately nor subconsciously copied” Chokri’s work. He added that there were “similarities between the one-bar phrase” in “Shape of You” and “Oh Why,” saying, “such similarities are only a starting point for a possible infringement” of copyright.

After studying both songs, Zacaroli concluded that there were “differences between the relevant parts” of the songs, which “provide compelling evidence that the ‘Oh I’ phrase” in “Shape of You “originated from sources other than ‘Oh Why.’”

Have a listen to both choruses right here:

More Ed Sheeran Soundalikes here:

Ed Sheeran, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill sued for “The Rest of Our Life” (Settled)

Ed Sheeran being sued for Thinking Out Loud

Ed Sheeran Being Sued $20M for Photograph

Ed Sheeran vs. Yacht vs. The Rolling Stones

Full songs on YouTube here:

 

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Dua Lipa Getting Sued TWICE for “Levitating”

Well this is interesting. According to TMZ and Complex Dua Lipa is actually getting sued by two different artists for her hit “Levitating”(2020). The funny thing is when I first heard the track all I thought of was The Bee Gees’ “Stayin Alive” (1977)

Dua Lipa – “Levitating” (2020)

 

Miguel Bosé – Don Diablo
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Listen to Artikal Sound System – “Live Your Life” (2017) on TMZ

And finally:

Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive (1977)

In particular the chorus:

Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother
You’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Feel the city breakin’ and everybody shakin’
And we’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive

YouTuber Adam Neely does a great music theory breakdown of the “Live Your Life” vs. “Levitating”

You might also want to check out this article about Dua Lipa and INXS

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