Justin Bieber gets sued for stealing ‘Sorry’ melody

Justin Bieber gets sued for stealing 'Sorry' melody

Justin Bieber Take a second and listen this song from the indie act White Hinterland, Ring The Bell.

Anything sound familiar?

If you noticed Casey Dienel’s opening vocal riff sounds just like Justin Bieber’s Sorry, you’re not alone. Dienel filed suit in Nashville court this week for sampling the song’s first few seconds without permission, seeking unspecified damages

On Thursday, Dienel posted on the White Hinterland Facebook page, writing that she filed suit against Bieber, the song’s producer Skrillex and “other responsible parties” behind the song.

“As many of you that follow my career and work have already recognized, Justin Bieber’s song Sorry copies the vocal riff prominently featured in my song Ring the Bell,” she wrote. “The writers, producers, and performers of Sorry did not obtain a license for this exploitation of my work, nor did they obtain or seek my permission.”

Dienel acknowleged that she faces an uphill battle in the David-versus-Goliath legal case.

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