Lana Del Rey offers update on Radiohead copyright lawsuit

Lana Del Rey offers update on Radiohead copyright lawsuit

Lana Del Rey offers update on Radiohead copyright lawsuit

A spokesman for Radiohead's publisher Warner/Chappell Music has acknowledged that the publishers have "been in discussions" with Lana Del Rey's representatives about her 2017 song "Get Free" over its alleged compositional similarities to Radiohead's own 1993 hit "Creep".

Lana Del Rey's music brings to mind a film noir past full of Cadillacs and daddies.

As previously reported, Del Rey confirmed reports that she was being sued by Radiohead at the weekend.

A spokesperson said: "As Radiohead's music publisher, it's true that we've been in discussions since August of previous year with Lana Del Rey's representatives".

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"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". She said that while her song "wasn't inspired by Creep", she has offered up to 40% of the publishing to settle the matter. "Their lawyers have been relentless, so we will deal with it in court". In fact, Fantano notes that Sam Smith's "Midnight Train" is far more responsible for "ripping off" Radiohead Lana Del Rey's tune. At a concert in Denver on Sunday, Ms. Del Rey stoked the fires herself by warning that the song might disappear from "future physical releases" of her latest album, "Lust for Life".

Subsequently, Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood have a share of the seminal Radiohead track.

Interestingly, Radiohead themselves were successfully sued by The Hollies over Creep's similarities to The Air That I Breathe. Hammond and Hazlewood also split royalties with the band.

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.

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