Jessie J is in TROUBLE! Will Loomis, lead singer for the band Loomis & the Lust, is suing the singer for copyright infringement, accusing her of illegally using the band’s song “Bright Red Chords” for her top 10 hit, “Domino.”
“The arrangements are virtually identical,” said Will’s lawyer, Chris Arledge. Will is seeking $150,000 in statutory damages on behalf of his client. A rep for Jesse J could not be reached for comment.
Will recently uploaded a YouTube video comparing “Domino” and “Bright Red Chords,” but it was later blocked on copyright grounds by Universal Music Group, which is listed as a defendant in the complaint along with Lava Records and Universal Republic Records.
“If Jessie J and the record labels have an explanation other than infringement, we’d love to hear it,” noted Arledge, who added “links exist” between Will and Jessie that may have led to the infringement, though he declined to divulge them citing pending litigation.
Will has now re-posted a new clip comparing the songs which you can find here.
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