"The Weeknd Resolves Copyright Lawsuit Over ‘Call Out My Name’"
The copyright lawsuit against The Weeknd’s hit song “Call Out My Name” has been resolved. The Canadian singer and his co-defendants, producers Nicolás Jaar and Frank Dukes, and the legal team of Suniel Fox and Henry Strange, have reached a settlement, the details of which have not been disclosed.
The lawsuit was initially filed by Fox and Strange in September 2021, where they claimed that “Call Out My Name” contained “quantitatively and qualitatively similar material in their respective lead guitar and vocal hooks, including melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic elements distinctive to” their track “Vibeking.” The lawsuit further stated that both songs were in a minor key, in a 6/8 meter that is less common in popular music, played at a similar tempo, and utilized features of electronica, ambience, pop, hip-hop, rock, and R&B to achieve a particular atmospheric and melancholic sound.
The resolution of this lawsuit comes as a relief to The Weeknd and his team, who can now focus on creating and releasing new music for fans. The Weeknd’s legal issues surrounding “Call Out My Name” may have caused a delay in his creative process, but with this matter now resolved, he can continue to showcase his talent and artistry without any distractions.
“Call Out My Name” was a popular track from The Weeknd’s 2018 EP “My Dear Melancholy,” which received critical acclaim and commercial success. The song showcased The Weeknd’s soulful vocals and emotional lyrics, and its popularity helped solidify his position as one of the most talented and innovative artists in the music industry.
In conclusion, the settlement of The Weeknd’s copyright lawsuit puts an end to a legal battle that could have had a significant impact on his career. The Weeknd and his legal team have successfully resolved the issue, allowing him to focus on what he does best – creating and releasing great music. Fans of The Weeknd can look forward to new releases from the talented artist without the distraction of legal issues hanging over his head.