Simon Cowell backs down over Leona Lewis single Collide

Simon Cowell caves, as he agrees to share credit on the Leona Lewis single, “Collide” with the DJ who claims his piano track was used without permission. Via BBC:

Leona Lewis and DJ Avicii have reached an agreement over a track which the Swedish producer had claimed was used without his permission.

Collide, the X Factor singer’s new single, will now be released as a collaboration under both artist’s names.

Avicii had claimed Collide’s sample – a piano dance beat – had been used without his permission.

An agreement has now been made without the case ending up in court.

A statement from Syco said: “It is announced today that Leona Lewis and Avicii will work together on the forthcoming single Collide.

“Since getting its first radio play in the UK it has received rave reviews and is already topping club charts across the country.”

Avicii wrote on his Twitter page: “Glad to have finally resolved situation with Leona. So happy to move on with Leona and focus on having a hit together.”

DJ Avicii – real name Tim Bergling alleged that his team denied Simon Cowell’s label Syco, which Leona is signed to, use of the track as he was searching for a female vocalist before officially releasing it himself.

A spokesman for Ministry of Sound has said: ‘Avicii is an up-and-coming talent; we think he should be given a fair crack at making this record the hit it deserves to be.’

Leona Lewis – Collide

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