Dua Lipa Faces Second Lawsuit Over Hit Song “Levitating”


Previous this month, pop big name Dua Lipa realized that she used to be going through a lawsuit over copyright infringement for her 2020 music “Levitating.”

Now, the artist is going through a 2nd lawsuit over the observe—this time from a unique team of songwriters.

The brand new 2nd go well with claims that Lipa took subject material from a few older disco tracks.

In line with a couple of assets, a grievance used to be filed on Friday (March 4) in New York Town federal courtroom through songwriters L. Russell Brown and Sandy Linzer, who’re accusing Lipa of biting their 1979 music “Wiggle and Snigger All Evening,” and the 1980 observe, “Don Diablo.”

The 2 declare that the outlet melody to “Levitating” is a “replica” of theirs within the songs.

Legal professionals for Brown and Linzer say within the grievance: “Defendants have levitated away plaintiffs’ highbrow assets. Plaintiffs carry go well with in order that defendants can’t wiggle out in their willful infringement.”

The lawyers additionally level to previous interviews during which Lipa “admitted that she intentionally emulated prior eras” and “took inspiration” from the previous song to create a “unfashionable” vibe.

The go well with claims, “In looking for nostalgic inspiration, defendants copied plaintiffs’ introduction with out attribution.”

As with the primary go well with Lipa is going through, the second one lawsuit additionally names Warner Song Crew as defendants, in conjunction with arguable rapper DaBaby, who’s featured at the music, and others.

Brown and Linser’s lawyers wrote, “The signature melody is essentially the most listened to and recognizable a part of the infringing works and performs a a very powerful position of their recognition. As a result of video creators ceaselessly truncate the already temporary snippets of sound on TikTok, the signature melody continuously incorporates fifty p.c or extra of those viral movies.”

Lipa has no longer commented at the proceedings, as of but.

Within the first lawsuit, the band Artikal Sound Machine claims that it used to be “extremely not going that ‘Levitating’ used to be created independently.”

Lipa launched her newest album, Long run Nostalgia, in 2020 and has prior to now mentioned that she didn’t suppose “Levitating,” which options DaBaby, would transform this kind of main hit. The music used to be fashionable on social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram throughout the pandemic.

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