Radiohead's Publisher Issues Statement On Lana Del Rey Copyright Dispute

Radiohead's Publisher Issues Statement On Lana Del Rey Copyright Dispute

Radiohead's Publisher Issues Statement On Lana Del Rey Copyright Dispute

Del Rey may have taken to Twitter to clearly state her song wasn't inspired by the Radiohead hit, but she did offer nearly half of the song's publishing revenues.

Lana Del Rey, who has released 5 major albums and a handful of EPs, is best known for her songs "Summertime Sadness", "Young and Beautiful" (which was used as soundtrack for the 2013 film version of "The Great Gatsby"), and "Love", among others. This week, anonymously sourced reports claimed that the band was planning on suing Lana Del Rey over the song, which Del Rey seemed to confirm in a tweet.

Speaking to music website Pitchfork, a spokesperson for publisher Warner/Chappell.

"To set the record straight, no lawsuit has been issued and Radiohead have not said they 'will only accept 100%' of the publishing of Get Free". Radiohead have claimed that is shows a startling similarity to their hit "Creep".

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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. "Radiohead agreed that they had actually taken it", Hammond once said. So, this could mean that depending on the outcome of this situation, Hammond and Hazlewood could potentially also receive songwriting credits on "Get Free". Ever since the estate of Marvin Gaye successfully sued over similarities between Gaye's song "Got To Give It Up", and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines", there's been an uptick in similar legal action and settlements.

These situation nearly always involve only melodies and chord progressions, and not other elements, less definable, elements of songs, which would open up a whole more lawsuits.

She told fans that "regardless of what happens in court", she stood by the song's message of rejecting negativity and embracing a more positive mindset.

"Although I know my song wasn't inspired by Creep, Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing".

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