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Yellowcard Sues Juice WRLD for $15 Million for Copyright Infringement

Yellowcard Sues Juice WRLD for $15 Million for Copyright Infringement

Yellowcard is suing Juice WRLD.

The “Ocean Avenue” pop-punk band filed a lawsuit against the 20-year-old musician for $15 million because of his song “Lucid Dreams,” which they claim copied melodic elements of their 2006 song “Holly Wood Died,” according to Billboard on Tuesday (October 22).

They also claim that in addition to being owed recording revenue, they are owed damages from concert tours and public appearances given the “overwhelming success” of the song, which gave him “substantial opportunities to tour and perform around the world.”

“This was not a lawsuit the guys wanted to file. They put all of the parties on notice a long while ago and gave them every opportunity to try to resolve it. That notice was pretty much ignored leaving them with no real choice. As alleged in the Complaint, this is not just a generic Emo Rap song, but is a blatant copy of significant original compositional elements of ‘Holly Wood Died’ in several respects. Beyond that, everything we have to say is in the Complaint,” the band’s lawyer said in a statement.

Juice WRLD has not yet issued a response.

Listen to the two songs and decide for yourself inside…

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