Skrillex and Justin Bieber Are Getting Sued

Justin Bieber and Skrillex are going to have to start apologising hard.

Justin Bieber's track "Sorry" is being called out by an artist called White Hinterland for sampling her song without asking

In a statement on her Facebook, Casey Deniel (who makes up White Hinterland) has said that the song’s producers won’t be surprised with the lawsuit she’s dropped on them.

“After the release of ‘Sorry,’ my lawyers sent Bieber a letter regarding the infringement, but Bieber’s team again chose to ignore me.” Her track "Ring The Bell", released in 2014, sounds uncannily like the pop track from last year.

You can read all of White Hinterland’s statement here.

This isn’t the first time a major pop act has been served a lawsuit by artists who have been copied. In 2014, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams had to pay the family of Marvin Gaye $7.4 million over the similarities between "Blurred Lines" and Gaye’s track "Got To Give It Up".

Play spot the difference with the two tracks side by side; there's certainly a striking similarity between one and the other. Good luck to White Hinterland, who has already noted in her Facebook statement that she is "sure he [Bieber] will launch a full attack against me".

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Written by Tamara Roper

27 May 2016