Simon Cowell(Syco) and Leona Lewis face High Court battle from Swedish DJ to release new single

X Factor winner faces High Court battle to release new single

Leona Lewis must fight injunction by Swedish DJ, Avicii, who claims his song Fade Into Darkness was copied

Simon Cowell and Leona Lewis will have to fight an injunction in the High Court if they wish to release the singer’s new single, Collide. Photograph: Ken McKay /Rex Features

Leona Lewis and her record label – Simon Cowell’s Syco – will next week have to fight off a High Court challenge from a 22-year-old, up-and-coming Swedish DJ if the former X Factor winner is to be able to release her forthcoming single, Collide.

On Monday, the High Court is scheduled to hear a plea for an injunction from dance music producer Avicii, who alleges that the instrumental from Collide is a copy of that in his own song Fade Into Darkness – an allegation denied by the chart-topping Lewis and her team.

If the injunction request is upheld, it will prevent the planned release of Collide on 4 September, which is intended to be the lead song for the third album from the singer from Hackney, who is aiming to show that she is more than a singer of Bleeding Love-style ballads.

Producer and DJ Avicii – whose real name is Tim Bergling – recorded a dance-pop song in October last year and was signed up by the Ministry of Sound label early this year. The song, however, had no vocal track and Ministry sent out the musical arrangement to various singers in the hope they would complete the song.

During the spring, the DJ’s team received a vocal track – called Collide – which they rejected in favour of another singer’s efforts, producing a song called Fade Into Darkness. It was planned to release Fade Into Darkness in October, with a heavy marketing push in the hope the song would be a hit.

via X Factor winner faces High Court battle to release new single | UK news | The Guardian.

~ by musicproducertv on August 5, 2011.

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