The producer and collaborator Bruno Mars were previously sued for copyright infringement in 2016
Mark Ronson is being sued over âUptown Funkâ for a second time.
The hit single was released in 2014 and won Ronson two Grammys in 2016, including Record Of The Year. The same year, he and collaborator Bruno Mars were sued for copyright infringement by Minneapolis band Collage, who claimed the track was âan obvious, strikingly and/or substantially similar copyâ of their 1983 single âYoung Girls.â
Now, the song is at the centre of another copyright dispute. Lastrada Entertainment, who own the rights to Roger and Zappâs 1980 song âMore Bounce To The Ounceâ have filed a lawsuit against Ronson, claiming he copied the track.
As the Daily Mail reports, the lawsuit alleges Marsâ vocals copy a precise 48 seconds of âMore Bounce To The Ounceâ. Court documents claim that Ronson has previously cited Roger and Zapp as influences on his music.
Lastrada Entertainment is suing Ronson, Sony, Spotify, Apple and several producers. Ronson has yet to comment on the new lawsuit.
Two more acts have previously claimed that âUptown Funkâ copied their own work. Three members of The Gap Band were added as songwriters to the track as part of a settlement that recognised the influence of their song âOops! Upside Your Headâ. Serbian singer Viktorija also claimed that the hit single copied her song âUlice Mracne Nisu Za Devojkeâ.