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That's my song, SA muso tells David Guetta

International dance music star has local royalties frozen

17 March 2019 - 00:00 By KYLE ZEEMAN

South African musician Daniel Baron is taking on international dance music superstar David Guetta with claims he plagiarised Baron's 2016 hit single Children of The Sun.
Baron, who is signed to Universal Music, claims Guetta's track, Light Headed, featuring Australian singer Sia and released in September 2018, has a "near-identical" melody to Children of The Sun.
Through law firm Adams & Adams, Baron served a letter of demand to Guetta's management, demanding that the French DJ credit him for his work and share half of his profits.
Adding clout to his fight is a report by renowned music expert Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph, who found a possible case of copyright infringement.
The South African Music Rights Organisation (Samro) has also frozen all royalties owed to Guetta for the song in SA.
Baron told the Sunday Times this week he had immediately recognised his melody on Guetta's track.
"I was completely mind-blown. I couldn't believe I was listening to my melody. It was surreal at first because this is David Guetta, who I have been looking up to as an artist for much of my career. I am not sure where he heard my song but all I knew is I was listening to my melody in his song."..

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