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Lady Gaga might be off the deep end due to a lawsuit that claims her Oscar winning song ‘Shallow’ copied the composition of a relatively unknown songwriter
What’s up guys it’s Maddie Conklin here for Clevver News. Steve Ronsen AKA “Steve Ronsen The Max” says that ‘Shallow’ copies a three-note progression in his song “Almost” from 2012.
Let’s play a snippet of Steve Ronsen’s ‘Almost’ and Lady Gaga’s ‘Shallow’
Now for Lady Gaga
Okay, I have to admit, I hear the similarities
But I’m no music expert
And apparently, the experts don’t hear it.
Several musicologists reviewed both songs and found no material similarities.
But Ronsen’s official report determined that there ARE similarities in tempo, melody, rhythm, and harmonies.
Gaga’s attorneys haven’t sent in an official report yet, but they are arguing that this three note progression is extremely common and can be heard in songs that are centuries years old.
If this sounds familiar, it’s because that’s what Katy Perry argued just a few weeks ago in court when a Christian rap artist said she copied him in her song Dark Horse
And Katy was made to pay a few million dollars to him
But Ronsen seems to have less of a case.
His song “Almost” had only 300 listens on soundcloud before this all blew up. Now, it has over 40 thousand.
Meanwhile, the Star is Born soundtrack just reached 2 BILLION streams on Spotify, which is a record for Gaga.
Her lawyers are saying this is a “brazen shakedown” from an unpopular artist and a way to make “easy money off the back of a successful artist”
I mean, the three notes are definitely similar. But that’s about it. The rest of the two songs are really different once you get into it
So yes, they sound the same. But I find it hard to believe that Gaga or any of the other songwriters even knew who Steve Ronsen was when they were writing Shallow.
Because it’s hard to believe that any of them were one of his 300 soundcloud streams
But I guess that’s up for a judge to decide!
And what better judge than you guys. Let me know in the comments what you think. Does Steve have a case here? Did Gaga steal from Ronsen? Sound off below because “i’m off the deep end watch as i dive in” … OKAY KIDDING, but leave your thoughts below!
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