Mixtape Monday: Dua Lipa Sued AGAIN!

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Dua Lipa has been hit with another lawsuit for her song "Levitating".

Less than a week after Artikal Sound System sued Lipa for copyright infringement for her song "Levitating", Lipa has been hit with another lawsuit for her song.

On March 4th, Songwriters L Russell Brown and Sandy Linzer filed a complaint at the Manhattan federal court accusing Lipa of copying their 1979 song "Wiggle and Giggle All Night" and their 1980 song, "Don Diablo".

Brown and Linzer say that the opening melody of "Levitating" is a "duplicate" to the melody of their songs.

Lawyers for Brown and Linzer commented on this lawsuit by saying:

“Defendants have levitated away plaintiffs’ intellectual property,”

Also saying:

“Plaintiffs bring suit so that defendants cannot wiggle out of their willful infringement.

Brown and Linzer highlighted past interviews with Lipa where she "admitted that she deliberately emulated prior eras" and also "took inspiration" from historic music.

The lawsuit names Lipa, Warner Music Group, and rapper DaBaby.

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Post Malone is fighting back against a Canadian Musician who is suing Malone for not giving him songwriting credit on his hit song, "Circles".,

In new paperwork filed in Los Angeles, Malone says that a lawsuit from Tyler Armes does not provide sufficient evidence to prove he contributed to the song and is asking a judge to dismiss the lawsuit.

Malone did say that Armes was present during "one of the early sessions" with Malone and songwriter Frank Dukes, but did not offer any input other than “an admittedly extremely commonplace guitar chord progression,” and a non recorded “fragment of a guitar melody that Armes claims he sung to Post,” the filings stated.

“Armes does not have a shred of affirmative evidence with which to meet his burden of proof that his alleged contribution to the guitar melody is original,”

The lawsuit stated. This was obtained by Rolling Stone.

The paperwork also stated,

“Armes admitted that his contributions did not even rise to the level of originality, which is also required in addition to the fixation requirement. He either conceded that his ideas were commonplace musical devices or failed to meet his burden to demonstrate any originality otherwise. Armes thus cannot even establish the threshold requirement that he made a copyrightable contribution,”

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