Selena Gomez sued for plagiarism

By Tribute on April 30, 2012 | 14 Comments

Selena Gomez is facing legal troubles. The Disney teen queen is being named in a $1 million lawsuit for plagiarism by the independent rock band, Luce. The California rockers are suing the Love You Like a Love Song singer for copyright infringement saying her 2010 hit single, A Year Without Rain, features a chorus with a melody “virtually identical” to their 2005 song Buy a Dog. The song was co-written by Lindy Robbins and Tony Gad, and is the title track of her second studio album with her band, Selena Gomez and the Scene. Gomez, Gad and Robbins have all been named co-defendants in the lawsuit. Gomez, who has yet to release a statement on the situation, rose to fame on the Disney Channel comedy Wizards of Waverly Place, before breaking into the music industry. She’s currently linked to Canadian pop music superstar Justin Bieber. Check out both songs below: ~Kyle Sharp

Comments & Discussion

  1. CM • April 30, 2012 @ 12:03 PM

    Really? Come on now. I can probably find 10 other songs with similar chorus melodies.

  2. B C EDWARDS • April 30, 2012 @ 12:03 PM

    yeah, actually, it does sound sorta familiar, but not as bad as gaga stealing madonnas

  3. Mar • April 30, 2012 @ 12:10 PM

    I don’t hear how it is that similar to be called “virtually identical”. There are only so many things one can do in music to be as original as possible, and then it is reinvention. The songs are not in the same genre either (which may or may not mean something, depending who you are). I think that this is just a cash grab.

  4. myashes12 • April 30, 2012 @ 12:15 PM

    it sounds nothing like the song

  5. SharonS • April 30, 2012 @ 12:29 PM

    Just a greedy money grab – although I do like the Luce song better.

  6. Truthful • April 30, 2012 @ 3:01 PM

    What’s wrong with you guys. The tune of the choruses sound exactly the same! Who cares if it’s different genres. What are the chances that they both came up with that close of a melody? I say sue and get your money’s worth!

  7. Random Commenter • April 30, 2012 @ 4:01 PM

    Yeah, it’s the same. As a supporter of music and the music industry as a whole. It should be looked into and dealt with. I liked Selena’s song, have it on my playlist.

  8. Brian • April 30, 2012 @ 5:08 PM

    What a joke! That sounds different to me.

  9. Thibz • May 8, 2012 @ 12:27 AM

    I can hear the resemblance for sure! It’ll be interesting to hear to outcome of this.

  10. rocketeer • August 12, 2012 @ 3:29 PM

    LOL somebody finally sued that COPYCAT bitch! finally!! hahhaha

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