Beyonce Hit With Copyright Suit - Noise11.com
Beyonce photo by Ros OGorman

Beyonce photo by Ros O'Gorman

Beyonce Hit With Copyright Suit

by Music-News.com on May 24, 2024

in News

Beyoncé is being sued for alleged copyright infringement over a sample in her 2022 smash hit Break My Soul.

Members of Da Showstoppaz filed a lawsuit in Louisiana federal court on Wednesday in which they claimed Big Freedia’s 2014 track Explode, which was sampled on Break My Soul, illegally used “copyrighted lyrics, melody, and musical arrangement” from their 2002 song Release a Wiggle.

The members – Tessa Avie, Keva Bourgeois, Henri Braggs, and Brian Clark – are suing Beyoncé, her husband Jay-Z, Big Freedia and Sony Music, among other defendants.

“Explode infringes on Da Showstoppaz’s Release A Wiggle twelve times, as the infringing phrase ‘release yo’ wiggle’ and several other substantially similar phrases are featured prominently in the song and evenly spread out across Explode’s furious two-minute and forty-seven second runtime,” the lawsuit reads, according to USA Today. “Any reasonable person listening to Release A Wiggle and Explode would conclude that the songs are substantially similar.”

The bounce group alleged that the defendants received substantial profits for Break My Soul, Beyoncé’s album Renaissance, the Renaissance World Tour and her subsequent concert film while they have “received nothing – no acknowledgment, no credit, no remuneration of any kind”.

Da Showstoppaz want to be credited on both Explode and Break My Soul and receive royalties for future uses of both songs. They are also requesting damages in relation to the profits Beyoncé and Big Freedia have made from the tracks already.

music-news.com

Stay updated with your free Noise11.com daily music news email alert. Subscribe to Noise11 Music News here

Be the first to see NOISE11.com’s newest interviews and special features on YOUTUBE and updated regularly. See things first SUBSCRIBE here: Noise11 on YouTube SUBSCRIBE

Noise11.com

Related Posts

Voice of Baceprot (photo from VoB Facebook)
Indonesia’s Voice of Baceprot (VoB) Are Ones To Watch At Glastonbury This Weekend

Glastonbury has its usual mix of old, new, borrowed and blues lined up for this weekend and the new one to watch will be Indonesia’s Voice of Baceprot (aka VoB).

22 hours ago
Henry Wagons
Henry Wagons Christens Fourth Solo Album ‘Four Seasons’

Melbourne singer songwriter Henry Wagons will release his fourth solo album ‘Four Seasons’ in August.

23 hours ago
Alex The Astronaut by Jamie Heath
Announcement: BigSound Reveal First Acts for 2024

The first 70 names of this year’s BIGSOUND showcase lineup have today been announced, with some of the world’s finest performers making the bill. From Peking Duk’s Keli Holiday and Y.O.G.A projects, to Alex the Astronaut, dust, Dear Seattle, Sly Withers, Stand Atlantic, Gretta Ray, PEPTALK, total tommy, Noah Dillon and far beyond, Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley music precinct will come alive with the sounds of blooming talent from 3-6 September.

23 hours ago
Tyler The Creator. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Tyler The Creator Cancels Festival Headline Shows

Tyler, the Creator has announced that he has been forced to pull out of headline slots at the Lollapalooza and Outside Lands festivals.

4 days ago
James McCartney
Paul McCartney’s Son James Releases ‘Nothing’

James McCartney, the son of Paul McCartney has a new song ‘Nothing’.

5 days ago
Post Malone Hollywoods Bleeding
Post Malone Has ‘F-1 Trillion’ On The Way

Post Malone has announced his new album ‘F-1 Trillion’ will drop on August 16.

5 days ago
Taylor Swift photo by Ros O'Gorman
Fire Breaks Out At Taylor Swift House

Taylor Swift has been praised by a fellow singer for saving their lives in a house fire.

5 days ago