Pictured above: White Hinterland
Justin Bieber should steal more music from more indie artists, remix their shit into another #1 hit song, slap his face on the single and title it something like, "Shameless" or "Whoopsies" because why the hell not? Who gives a shit about these indie plebians, I mean indie musicians.
In Bieber's latest legal drama, artist Casey Dienel, who goes by the stage name White Hinterland, will with any success, sue the "Sorry" pants off of Justin Bieber for stealing from her 2014 track "Ring the Bell."
In a statement Dienel released via Facebook
the singer/songwriter explains, "As many of you that follow my career and work have already recognized, Justin Bieber's song 'Sorry' copies the vocal riff prominently featured in my song, 'Ring the Bell." She went on to say, "The Writers producers and performers of 'Sorry' did not obtain a license for this exploitation of my work, nor did they obtain or seek my permission. Yesterday afternoon, I filed a lawsuit for copyright infringement against Justin Bieber and the other responsible parties."
Bieber's friend, producer and probable mastermind behind the infringement operation, sneaky Skirllex, is also being held accountable for failing to license Dienel's song for their own use. After ignoring letters from Deniel's attornies regarding the infringement, the singer filed a lawsuit in an attempt to "stand up for my music and art." So far, that sounds pretty damn reasonable.
Compare Bieber's "Sorry" to Dienel's "Ring the Bell" so the similarities can blow your face off and send you flying backward through drywall like the fucking Kool-Aid Man.
OASIS VS STEVIE WONDER
Stevie Wonder sued Oasis for featuring similar arrangments and melodies on their track, "Step Out." The song was pulled from their album and then later added to Familiar to Millions
with a credit to Wonder.
Oasis - "Step Out"
Stevie Wonder - "Uptight"
RADIOHEAD VS THE HOLLIES
It pains me to tell you, that one of Radiohead's most beloved songs is a rip off of The Hollies song, "The Air I breathe." The Hollies sued Radiohead and ultimately won their lawsuit against the band who was forced to share writer's credit with Mike Hazzlewood and Albert Hammond of the Hollies. Perhaps "Creep" was a guilty omen for Radiohead's actions, but also probably not, because clearly Radiohead hasn't a single shit to give. If you love Radiohead, I urge you not to listen to these appallingly similar tracks. DO NOT DO IT (do it).
The Hollies- "The Air That I Breathe"
ROBIN THICKE AND PHARELL VS MARVIN GAYE
Pissed does not begin to cover how Marvin Gaye's family felt about Thicke and Pharell's creative transgression. Following threats from the Gaye's family, Thicke (never the poster child for consent) and Williams filed a lawsuit in a shotgun attempt to disprove the accusations. Originally ordered to pay $7.2 million to the Gaye's, the case was eventually settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. Bold, guys. Bold.
Marvin Gay - "Got To Give It Up"
Robin Thicke Pharell- "Blurred Lines"
AVRIL LAVIGNE VS RUBINOOS
Probably the least surprising addition to the list, Avril Lavigne, was accused of stealing from popular 1970's band, The Rubinoos. Dr. Luke (also not a poster child for consent) was Lavigne's writing partner on the track, which is shocking similar to "Wanna Be Your Boyfriend," Hell, even the titles are practically the same. Amidst the lawsuit, Lavigne claimed she'd never heard of the song, which is no surprise when you're hardly writing a word of your own content, but even so, the parties settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.
Avril Lavigne - "Girlfriend"
The Rubinoos - "Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"
And let us not overlook this...
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