Sunday, July 17, 2011

Leona and DJ Collide over Track

LEONA Lewis's dance reinvention has hit a bump before she could even book her easyJet flight to Ibiza. The X Factor winner's comeback single Collide, which debuted on radio yesterday, is now the subject of a legal battle likely to involve her label boss Simon Cowell. Ministry Of Sound records claim the song rips off an instrumental club track Penguin by young dance producer DJ Avicii. The Swede's dance track has already been played on radio by DJs including Annie Mac and Pete Tong. Ministry have now handed Cowells' Syco team a legal letter to try and stop the Leona Lewis track getting a full release. A Ministry Of Sound source said: "Leona Lewis has stolen our record. Collide is identical to Avicii's track. "We've been working on this release for a year, then this week we heard Leona's track. Obviously Avicii is pretty upset about this. "A legal letter was sent to Simon Cowell and our lawyers have said they will take the appropriate action over the song. "Surely if Leona knew how similar her track is to DJ Avicii's song she wouldn't have decided to press ahead with the release?" But a Syco source hit back last night saying: "There is zero legal case to answer. Avicii is already credited as a songwriter on Leona's song. "It's a case of sour grapes from Ministry Of Sound." This could run and run

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