X Factor’s Lucy brings in lawyers over song rip-offs
Cover versions of Lucy Spraggan’s song “Last Night” have appeared for sale on iTunes, leading the hopeful to take legal action.
X Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan is consulting legal teams over unauthorized versions of her songs being available on iTunes.
The singer was a hit at the auditions with her self-penned, *ahem* Victoria Wood-rip-off, song Last Night. She later released the track on iTunes where it soared into the top five. However, fearing a “fix” backlash, producers had the song removed as it was thought it would give her an unfair edge over other contestants on the show.
In the meantime though, other singers have recorded their own version of the song and put it up for sale on the music website, and now Lucy is claiming that she is losing out on revenue because of it.
She told The Sun that lawyers have been called in: “It’s disappointing to see other people making money off the back of my music. I just want to assure people I don’t endorse these recordings in any way and thank fans for their continued support.”
One version of the song is called, “Last night I Told Ya I Loved Ya (Beer Fear): A Tribute to Lucy Spraggan.”
To be fair, there are any number of “A Tribute to…” albums available for many stars, so why should she be treated any different.
While she is talented, it is questionable about how well she is going to do on the show with her repetitive style and inability to perform without her guitar, but in the end, she will have a decent career and it is hard to believe a few “tribute” songs will really impact her wealth that much. Compared to the amount of people who have ripped the song from You Tube, I’m sure it is just a drop I the ocean.
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