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Skrillex Didn’t Rip Off Vocals From White Hinterland

Casey Dienel, who records under White Hinterland, recently filed a copyright infringement suit against Skrillex and Justin Bieber over Sorry alleging they ripped off the vocals from her song Ring the Bell.

The suit alleges Skrillex and Bieber took eight seconds of her song and looped it six times. You can listen for yourself.

In a Facebook post, Hinterland expressed… disappointment? She wrote, “Creating original and unique music is my life’s passion, but it is challenging and time consuming. I poured my blood, sweat, and tears into writing and producing “Ring the Bell,” and I am proud of the finished product, which Rolling Stone listed as one of its “favorite songs, albums, and videos.” Throughout my career, I have worked very hard to preserve my independence and creative control, thus it came as a shock to hear my work used and exploited without permission.”

Skrillex has since responded proving no one will ever have an original idea anymore. He made a video of the process he used to create the vocals that are at the center of the suit. The vocals, of which, were actually sung by demo artist Julia Michaels.

In short, sorry Hinterland. You did not hit the jackpot. Byeeee.

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