Lana Del Rey says Radiohead suing over song’s similarity to Creep

The singer-songwriter tweeted its true about the lawsuit, saying Radiohead are asking for 100% of the publishing royalties to her track Get Free

Radiohead are suing Lana Del Rey over her song Get Free, which they say bears similarity to their 1993 breakthrough hit Creep.

Del Rey tweeted: Its true about the lawsuit. Although I know my song wasnt inspired by Creep, Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing I offered up to 40 over the last few months but they will only accept 100. Their lawyers have been relentless, so we will deal with it in court.

As it stands only Del Rey, along with co-writers Kieron Menzies and Rick Nowels, are credited on the track, taken from her album Lust for Life which topped the charts in the US and UK on its release in July 2017. Radiohead have not yet commented on the lawsuit.

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Radiohead were themselves previously sued over the song by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood, who claimed it bore resemblance to their song for the Hollies, <a href=”https://open.spotify.com/album/0pwTBEMVUYruspemPFnwSp” data-link-name=”in” body link” class=”u-underline”>The Air That I Breathe the pair were added to the songs credits and share royalties with the band.

Del Rey is the latest in a string of high-profile artists to be accused of copying. Ed Sheeran settled out of court with a pair of songwriters after similarities were found between his song Photograph and the Matt Cardle song Amazing, and also retrospectively added the writers of TLCs No Scrubs to the credits of his enormous hit Shape of You. Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne were added to the credits for Sam Smiths Stay With Me in 2014, while in 2015 Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were successfully <a href=”https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/mar/10/blurred-lines-pharrell-robin-thicke-copied-marvin-gaye” data-link-name=”in” body link” class=”u-underline”>sued by Marvin Gayes estate for $7.4m, after it was found that their Blurred Lines plagiarised Gayes track Got to Give It Up.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jan/08/radiohead-lana-del-rey-creep

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