Holy lawsuits. It seems like every day someone is suing a musician for anything from copyright infringement to ruining his or her life. Yesterday, Jessie J had to deal with the former.
The UK-based pop star has been soaring high with her 2011 hit, “Domino,” but did it come from another source? According to singer Will Loomis, it did come from somehwere else–him.
The Newport, California resident filed a lawsuit against the British songstress, Universal Music Group, Lava Records and Universal Republic Records, claiming that significant portions of her single were taken directly from his 2008 song, “Bright Red Chords” without his approval.
“Mr. Loomis never consented to the use of his song,” Chris Arledge, the singer’s lawyer, wrote in a statement, “and we look forward to obtaining an appropriate remedy from the court for this clear infringement.”
Watch the videos for “Domino” and “Bright Red Chords” below and let us know whose side you’re on!