Lana Del Rey says Radiohead are suing her

Emilio Banks
January 10, 2018

The news spread after Del Rey said via Twitter that the band were demanding 100% of the publishing for her track.

Lana Del Rey commented further on her legal battle with Radiohead at a concert in Denver on Sunday night, it has emerged.

"It's true about the lawsuit".

"As Radiohead's music publisher, it's true that we've been in discussions since August of past year with Lana Del Rey's representatives. Their lawyers have been relentless, so we will deal with it in court". "This Lana Del Rey song is way too close to what is a rather unusual set of chord changes and a very distinctive melody line". The dispute is over similarities between her song and Radiohead's "Creep".

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars added the writers of The Gap Band's Ooops Upside Your Head to the credits of Uptown Funk; while on Sam Smith's Stay With Me in 2014. Now, Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood of the Hollies are credited as co-writers on "Creep" and get a cut of the song's royalties. Sammataro said Radiohead would likely prevail on that motion.

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"The irony of this is that Radiohead doesn't even completely own "Creep"," he explains.

The US star is the latest high-profile artist to be accused of copying someone else's song. with a pair of songwriters after similarities were found between his song Photograph and X Factor victor Matt Cardle's hit awesome. She said that she had offered the band as much as 40% of publishing rights in the song, despite not agreeing that her song rips off theirs.

"I do want to say there's a particular song that Radiohead want 100% of my publishing for", she began.

"Whats hilarious is that the point in that song that Radiohead got sued over, is the chord progression, which basically matches that of the chord progression in a lot of similar ways, in the Lana Del Rey song".

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