Alisa Apps Files Lawsuit Against Universal Music Group and John Newman
The basis of the lawsuit is an alleged copyright infringement of Alisa Apps' song 'Need To Know'
Alisa Apps, singer-songwriter, has officially filed a lawsuit against the world's largest music label, Universal Music Group and John Newman.
According to Apps' lawyers, Philip P. Mann & Tim Billick, from Mann Law Group, the basis of the lawsuit is an alleged copyright infringement of Alisa Apps' song 'Need To Know'.
Apps said, "I fully believe their copying of my song 'Need To Know' earned them great profits, won them coveted awards, topped many charts globally and in the USA. It's the song that launched Newman's career. Their use of my song has greatly wronged me!"
The allegedly purloined song, Love Me Again, debuted at number one in the UK Singles Chart. It was nominated for a Brit Award for British Single of the Year at the 2014 BRIT Awards and nominated for the 2014 Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.
Universal Music Group has a long history of being accused of lifting music from indie artists. Will Loomis found his song Bright Red Chords lifted by Universal Music Group for their British singer Jessie J's #1 single Domino 2012. Marvin Gaye's family has recently won a $7 million judgment against Universal Music Group after Pharrell and Robin Thicke copied Gaye's 1977 hit Got to Give It Up, and more cases are on the way. Only last month Casey Dienel filed for copyright infringement against Universal artist Justin Bieber and producer Skrillex for sampling her song Ring the Bell in Bieber's hit song Sorry. Nor is this situation confined to Universal. Lawyer Richard Busch, who won the case against Pharrell and Thicke, has recently accepted a case from Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard who claim that the Atlantic artist Ed Sheeran plagiarized their song Amazing to create his top ten hit Photograph.
Apps said, "When major record companies are forced to resort to stealing songs to achieve #1s their creative process is very clearly dead, and the world can see where the true talent lies. As I sing in my song 'Victory Lap': 'Cooked music business got no talent.'"
She continued, "I want to remind those who support me that this is not the first time this has happened. I expect in the future to expose how unfair and crooked these pop stars and major record labels are!"
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