Radiohead's Publisher Denies Lana Del Rey's Claims in 'Creep' Copyright Dispute

Radiohead Deny Lana Del Rey Lawsuit

The 32-year-old singer is now preparing to remove the song from her latest album, Lust for Life, if she loses the legal battle with Radiohead.

The statement follows Del Rey's claim that the band were requesting 100% of the royalties from the track. "It's clear that the verses of "Get Free" use musical elements found in the verses of "Creep' and we've requested that this be acknowledged in favor of all writers of Creep'". Although I know my song wasn't inspired by Creep, Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing. "Their lawyers have been relentless, so we will deal with it in court", she added. However, according to the Warner/Chappell spokesperson, the band has not demanded 100 percent of the publishing for "Get Free", as Del Rey's tweet claimed.

Throughout the video, Fantano discusses just how similar the track's chord progression does sound similar to Radiohead's "Creep", but only so far as the verse of the song. The band was said to want songwriting credit, money or both.

Radiohead have yet to speak publicly about this issue, but they, and "Creep" itself, are no strangers to this type of dispute: They previously had to credit Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood as co-writers of "Creep", since the song was found to share similarities with The Hollies' 1972 hit "The Air That I Breathe".




Even if Del Rey maintains she didn't purposefully borrow the riff, Variety reports that Radiohead has a strong case. Yet, there's legal limits to how much inspiration you can take, even if it's accidental.

Some songs resemble their inspiration more than others, though.

The US star is the latest high-profile artist to be accused of copying someone else's song. with a pair of songwriters after similarities were found between his song Photograph and X Factor victor Matt Cardle's hit incredible.

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