+44 (0)191 281 4000

Singer songwriter, The Weeknd has settled an 18-month copyright infringement claim. The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, was sued by musicians Suniel Fox and Henry Strange back in September 2021. The musicians claimed The Weeknd’s song “Call Out My Name” infringed upon their own song “Vibeking” as it contained “quantitatively and qualitatively similar material in their respective lead guitar and vocal hooks, including melodic, harmonic and rhythmic elements.” The musicians further claim the songs are in the same key and feature the same sounds. The musicians also claimed to have proof The Weeknd had access to their song as they had allegedly sent it to The Weeknd’s DJ and playback engineer, Eric White. The musicians have since filed an official notice confirming a settlement in process and documents were being formalised and executed confirming the same. The Weeknd is not the first musician to be subject to an allegation of copyright infringement over one of his songs and will no doubt be the last. If you have any questions on the above, please do not hesitate to contact the team at McDaniels Law on 0191 281 4000 or legal@mcdanielslaw.com. in: Case Law, Consumer Law, Copyright, EU/International, Legal News, News

Share the Post:

Related Posts