Demi Lovato’s producers deny sampling Sleigh Bells without permission in song ‘Stars’

Band claim Lovato's track samples both 'Riot Rhythm' and 'Infinity Guitars'

Demi Lovato‘s producers have issued a statement denying that they sampled Sleigh Bells without authorisation.

New York duo Sleigh Bells recently took to Twitter to accuse Lovato of using snippets from their songs ‘Riot Rhythm’ and ‘Infinity Guitars’ for her ‘Confident’ album bonus track ‘Stars’.

Sleigh Bells described themselves as “flattered” but stated that they “were not contacted” about the supposed samples. “Gotta clear those,” they added.


Now Lovato’s representatives have provided a statement from producers Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub. It reads: “We did not use any samples in Demi Lovato’s song ‘Stars.’ Demi was also not involved with the production. She only wrote top line.”

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A representative for Sleigh Bells has told Rolling Stone that they have contacted Lovato’s label over the situation: “I can confirm that the band feels their music has been sampled without proper clearance and are seeking all available remedies with Island Records”.

Sleigh Bells also tweeted that they “respect” Lovato’s fans over their heated reactions to the allegations.


Listen to ‘Stars’, ‘Riot Rhythm’ and ‘Infinity Guitars’ below.