Jessie J hit with copyright infringement lawsuit over ‘Domino’ | Music News

The Guardian reports that English singer-songwriter Jessie J is facing a copyright infringement lawsuit over the popular track “Domino” off her well-received debut album, Who You Are.

The 24-year-old Londoner is being sued by songwriter Will Loomis, who claims “Domino” borrows from his recording, “Bright Red Chords.”

Jessie J, one of The Voice UK‘s celebrity coaches, is accused of plagiarising parts of her 2011 hit.

According to Loomis, “Domino” borrows “substantially similar compositional elements” from “Bright Red Chords,” a song the American musician released with his band Loomis and the Lusts in 2009.

Referring to a performance at the Queen’s diamond jubilee concert, Loomis wrote on Facebook:

“When I wrote this melody in my garage I never imagined it would be sung for the King and Queen of England and I especially never imagined it would be sung by Jessie J.”

The California-based musician is suing Jessie J and her label.

To bolster his claim, Loomis points listeners to a YouTube video in which he points out similarities between his and Jessie J’s recordings.

The American’s attorneys claimed in documents submitted to the United States district court on Monday:

“Will Loomis is a rising star in the music business. ‘Bright Red Chords’ is among Loomis’s most popular songs. It was written in 2008 and rapidly gained popularity.”

The attorneys claim Jessie J and her co-songwriters “willfully infringed” on “Bright Red Chords” copyright, selling “millions of copies of their derivative work. This translates into significant ill-gotten commercial advantage and revenue generation for defendants as a direct consequence of their infringing actions.”

Loomis is said to be seeking a jury trial and at least £96,000 in damages.

Jessie J and her representatives are yet to respond to the lawsuit.

You be the judge:

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