Last year, Sleigh Bells publicly ’called out’ Demi Lovato for sampling two of their songs without permission.
They claimed she used elements of ‘Treats’ tracks ‘Infinity Guitars’ and ‘Riot Rhythm’ in ‘Stars’, a cut from her new album ‘Confident’.
“flattered you guys sampled Infinity Guitars & Riot Rhythm for Stars,” they tweeted, “but we were not contacted. Gotta clear those.”
Lovato‘s producers Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub denied the accusation, and all seemed to go quiet.
But now, Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller are taking Lovato, Falk, Yacoub and UMG Recordings to court for copyright infringement.
The filing claims:
“A comparison of the two songs reveals that, at the very least, the combination of the hand claps and bass drum, structured as 3 quarter beats and a rest, with the bass drum providing a counter-rhythm to the hand claps, is at least substantially similar in both works. This infringing material repeats throughout the Defendants’ song.”
Read the full thing here, and check out the songs below.