Syco settles Penguin claim

September 2011

Music publishing / record labels

Leona Lewis and her label, Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco, have settled out of court with Swedish producer Avicii and Avicii’s label the Ministry of Sound over the use of his instrumental track, ‘Penguin’ in Lewis’ new single, ‘Collide’.  An application for an injunction to prevent the alleged unauthorised use (which was disputed by Syco) was due to be head in the High Court mid-August but a settlement was reached and Lewis’s track will be released on the 4th September as planned  In a statement, Syco said: “It is announced today that Leona Lewis and Avicii will work together on the forthcoming single of ‘Collide’‘Collide‘ will be released on 4 Sep. Since getting its first radio play in the UK it has received rave reviews and is already topping club charts across the country”. Avicii said via Twitter: “We’ve finally come to an agreement with Leona on all the issues. So happy to move on and focus on hit making!” No further details of the settlement have been given

See Music Law Updates August 2011 Ministry of Sound claims Leona’s Collide samples Avicii’s Penguin

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