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Lana Del Rey in a legal battle with Radiohead over 'Copyright Dispute'

10 January 2018

Reports recently suggested that Del Rey has been accused of copying elements of Radiohead's 1993 hit "Creep" on her "Lust For Life" album track "Get Free".

"It's true about the lawsuit", she said. The band had rejected her offer of 40 percent of the song's publishing royalties, she claimed, demanding 100 percent. "Their lawyers have been relentless, so we will deal with it in court", she added.

While Radiohead have not commented directly, Variety received a statement from the band's publisher, Warner/Chappell Music. Radiohead meanwhile, ditched their original Brit Pop sounds as exemplified by "Creep", and reinvented themselves after lead singer Thom Yorke got really, really inspired by the IDM put out by influential electronic record label Warp.

"As Radiohead's music publisher, it's true that we've been in discussions since August of a year ago with Lana Del Rey's representatives", the spokesperson wrote to Spin.

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Lana Del Rey, who has released 5 major albums and a handful of EPs, is best known for her songs "Summertime Sadness", "Young and Beautiful" (which was used as soundtrack for the 2013 film version of "The Great Gatsby"), and "Love", among others.

Meanwhile, Lana has cancelled her show in Kansas City after coming down with the flu. The dispute is over similarities between her song and Radiohead's "Creep".

Well, over the weekend, Del Rey took to Twitter to confirm that Radiohead has taken legal action. So, this could mean that depending on the outcome of this situation, Hammond and Hazlewood could potentially also receive songwriting credits on "Get Free". Yet, there's legal limits to how much inspiration you can take, even if it's accidental. "Because back in the day they were sued over this song, because this track had a similarity to another track".

Lana Del Rey in a legal battle with Radiohead over 'Copyright Dispute'