Skrillex and Justin Bieber may be getting sued for ‘Sorry’

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Skrillex and Justin Bieber may be getting sued for ‘Sorry’

Skrilly and Biebz may be docked some cash with a law suit arising that claims they have used an uncleared sample for the track Sorry’.

White Hinterland, an American singer/songwriter, filed the copyright infringement suit against the two artists, claiming they have used the vocal riff from her track ‘Ring The Bell’.

Hinterland expressed her feelings towards the matter in a lengthy Facebook post, where she stated that Bieber’s lawyers were well aware that she complained of their use of the sample.

“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.’ 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.

“Like most artists that sample music, Bieber could have licensed my song for use in ‘Sorry.’ But he chose not to contact me. After the release of ‘Sorry,’ my lawyers sent Bieber a letter regarding the infringement, but Bieber’s team again chose to ignore me. I offered Bieber’s team an opportunity to have a private dialogue about the infringement, but they refused to even acknowledge my claim, despite the obviousness of the sample.”

On the contrary, Skrillex has recently shared a video on Facebook displaying how he utilised the Julia Harris vocal to create the vocal riff that Hinterland claims to be her own.

What do you think of it all?


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