British singer-songwriter Elvis Costello defended pop star Olivia Rodrigo after claiming to plagiarize one of her songs on her new album.
The American singer, who is famous for songs such as Driver’s license and 4 U voucher, is accused of directly “lifting” Costello’s guitar riff from his 1978 hit Pump It Up.
Costello responded to a Twitter user’s claim, “It’s good for me, Billy. This is how rock and roll works. You take the broken pieces of another thrill and make a whole new toy. That’s what I did. “
Costello had previously cleared the riff for the hit dance VooDoo Child par Rogue Traders.
Here’s how Elvis Costello’s 1978 song sounds:
And here is Olivia Rodrigo’s 2021 hit:
This is not the first time that copyright issues have made headlines in recent years. Marvin Gaye’s family awarded $ 7.3 million in damages after US jury found Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied one of the stars’ songs to create blurry lines.
A jury to conclude that chez Katy Perry 2013 badly hit Dark Horse copied a 2009 Christian rap song.
Representatives for Queen’s and David Bowie sued Vanilla Ice, for her song Ice Ice Baby for its bassline undeniably similar to the 1981 song. Under pressure.
Rodrigo – whose songs are widely shared on the social media platform TikTok – was also criticized by American singer-songwriter and actress Courtney Love last week.
On Instagram, Love highlighted the similarities between the 18-year-old’s artwork and Hole’s Live Through This album cover.
She posted a photo on social media with the caption: “Find the difference! #pairing ”and later said it was“ rude ”that Rodrigo did not approach her for permission.
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