Singer Will Loomis claims that parts of his song 'Bright Red Chords' were used for the Number One hit
Jessie J is facing a copyright infringement suit over claims that sections of her track ‘Domino’ were taken directly from another artist’s work.
Singer Will Loomis has accused Jessie J of using large chunks of his 2008 song ‘Bright Red Chords’ for her Number One hit ‘Domino’, which was released in August 2011, Billboard reports.
“Mr. Loomis never consented to the use of his song,” his lawyer wrote in a statement, “and we look forward to obtaining an appropriate remedy from the court for this clear infringement.”
The suit takes aim at Jessie J and her label representation, Universal Music Group, Lava Records and Universal Republic Records. Loomis uploaded a video to YouTube comparing the two tracks in April, to show the similarities. You can watch videos for both tracks below.
Jessie J is currently working on the follow-up to her 2011 debut ‘Who You Are’. Her new album is thought to include a duet with Tinie Tempah, and, she has confirmed that she will be recording new material with Ed Sheeran.
The singer, who served as a judge on BBC talent show The Voice, will play 13 dates on her first ever arena tour in February and March of next year.
Jessie J is playing at this year’s T In The Park, which is taking place July 6-8 in Balado Park, Kinross. To check the availability of T In The Park 2012 tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.