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Lady Gaga Faces Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuit Over Similarities Of Song ‘Shallow’
By Izza Sofia, 09 Aug 2019
Image via Matteo Chinellato / Shutterstock.com
A songwriter is coming after Lady Gaga and her song Shallow from hit movie A Star Is Born.
Steve Ronsen claims that the pop singer ripped off certain notes from his song Almost, which he released back in 2012. For that, Lady Gaga has been handed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit after Ronsen noticed the three-note progression in Shallow—G, A, B—mirrors that of Almost.
Lady Gaga’s attorney, Orin Snyder, argues that Ronsen and his lawyer have been “trying to make easy money” off the renowned songstress, who will not back down from the case. Synder also applauds the Oscar award-winner for “having courage and integrity” to stand up for herself.
The lawyer adds that they will fight “vigorously” against Ronson and his team if they wish to proceed with the case.
Lady Gaga’s legal team also defends that the three-note progression pointed out by Ronsen is “common,” and is often applied in musical pieces including 1978 track Dust In The Wind.
Ronsen’s attorney, Mark D. Shirian, tells Page Six that his team has provided Lady Gaga’s legal team with an official report containing evidence from a musicologist and professor of similarities between the two songs.
Shirian adds that Lady Gaga’s representatives have yet to provide an “opposing musicologist report” despite being requested to do so numerous times.
[via Page Six, opening image via Matteo Chinellato / Shutterstock.com]
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