Producer takes to Ableton to make his point.
Skrillex has jumped online to respond to the recent lawsuit against him and Justin Beiber by Casey Dienel, aka Winter Hinterland, claiming that their song ‘Sorry’ infringed the copyright of Dienel’s ‘Ring The Bell’.
In a tweet that says “SORRY but we didn’t steal this”, Sonny Moore uses the original a cappella from the writing sessions for ‘Sorry’ by Julia Michaels and runs it through Ableton Live to show how he manipulated the pitch and semitones of Michaels’ voice to create a vocal melody similar to Dienel’s original.
— SKRILLEX (@Skrillex) May 27, 2016
In a Facebook post published shortly after the lawsuit became public, Dienel claimed that she was left with no other choice but to stand up for her art.
“Like most artists that sample music, Bieber could have licensed my song for use in “Sorry.” But he chose not to contact me. After the release of ‘Sorry,’ my lawyers sent Bieber a letter regarding the infringement, but Bieber’s team again chose to ignore me. I offered Bieber’s team an opportunity to have a private dialogue about the infringement, but they refused to even acknowledge my claim, despite the obviousness of the sample.”
And before Skrillex had taken to Twitter to show how he created the vocal hook, Diplo, his production partner in Jack U, told TMZ that Bieber and Moore would likely settle out of court because they didn’t want to go to court.
So will this video be enough of an apology to make the whole thing go away?