Mark Ronson Sued
‘Uptown Funk’ Has Too Much ‘Bounce’
And It’s Gonna Cost Ya!!!
9/12/2017 3:40 PM PDT
Lastrada Entertainment, which owns rights to Roger and Zapp’s 1980 classic “More Bounce to the Ounce” … says ‘Uptown’ is a clear copy … particularly the first 48 seconds of it. That portion includes the repeated talk-boxing of the word “doh” … similar to the lyrics of ‘More Bounce’ in the 1980 hit.
“Uptown Funk” has been incredibly successful … moving more than 11 million units since its release.
The suit, obtained by TMZ, also points out Ronson even cited Roger and Zapp as influences — and includes note-for-note comparisons of the songs. Legalese aside … you can listen to the similarities for yourself.
Lastrada is suing Ronson, Sony, Spotify, Apple and several producers to shut down future plays and sales of “Uptown Funk,” … plus an unspecified amount in damages. Bruno is not a defendant.
We’ve reached out to Ronson and Sony … so far no word back.