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Radiohead Publisher Confirms Negotiations With Lana Del Rey Reps in 'Creep' Dispute

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Media playback is unsupported on your device                  Media caption Compare Lana Del Rey's Get Free and Radiohead's Creep

The singer said that Radiohead was suing her because of finding alleged similarities of their song "Creep" (1993) with her latest single "Get Free" from her top-charting album "Lust For Life" (2017).

Del Rey said on Monday, "It's true about the lawsuit". She attests that she offered the band 40 percent of the publishing rights to settle the matter, but that the band "will only accept 100". "Their lawyers have been relentless", she added, "so we will deal with it in court".

Today Radiohead publisher Warner/Chappell has released a statement denying the lawsuit, but confirming that they are seeking writing credits.

Radiohead was also sued for copying the chord progression and melody of "Creep" from the 1972 hit song "The Air That I Breathe" by The Hollies.

"As Radiohead's music publisher, it's true that we've been in discussions since August of a year ago with Lana Del Rey's representatives", the statement reads.

Lana Del Rey has told fans that she believes "Get Free" could be removed from her catalogue following a songwriting dispute with Radiohead. Two songs may sound similar to the untrained ear, but a musicologist may be able to show that the similarities are trivial or commonplace.

Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood are now listed as co-writers for the song, and split royalties with the band.

"The irony of this is that Radiohead doesn't even completely own "Creep"," he explains. Yet, there's legal limits to how much inspiration you can take, even if it's accidental.

The US star is the latest high-profile artist to be accused of copying someone else's song. with a pair of songwriters after similarities were found between his song Photograph and X Factor victor Matt Cardle's hit awesome.

Some songs resemble their inspiration more than others, though.

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