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  • Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson Face Copyright Lawsuit Over "Uptown Funk"

    Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:53:19

    Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson Face Copyright Lawsuit Over "Uptown Funk"  -

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    Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson are facing a copyright infringement lawsuit that claims their hit "Uptown Funk" borrows heavily from funk group Collage's 1983 single "Young Girls."

    The band, Collage, state in their lawsuit that "many of the main instrumental attributes and themes of 'Uptown Funk' are deliberately and clearly copied from 'Young Girls.'....The distinct funky specifically noted and timed consistent guitar riffs present throughout the compositions, virtually if not identical bass notes and sequence, rhythm, structure, crescendo of horns and synthesizers rendering the compositions almost indistinguishable if played over each other and strikingly similar if played in consecutively," the lawsuit continued.

    According to reports Collage added that Mars and Ronson spoke in interviews referencing the Eighties Minneapolis and electro-funk scenes that Collage belonged to, citing the scene as inspirational. Collage are seeking unspecified damages and profits.

    Individual representatives for Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson have declined to comment on the lawsuit.

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    10.31.16



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