Justin Bieber/Major Lazer Remake Faces Legal Action Over Cold Water Leaks

June 20, 2017 | by | 0 Comments
By Lou Stejskal - Flickr, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48546468

By Lou Stejskal – Flickr, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48546468

CJ Stain, the acclaimed R&B singer and actor, made waves last November when clips of his Cold Water remix surfaced online, receiving rave reviews and feedback from the music blogosphere.

Now, a full copy of the remix has surfaced.

Cold Water – composed by Major Lazer, featuring Justin Bieber and Danish singer MØ – the remake encourages social progress and perseverance during tumultuous times The Unofficial remake message is about social compassion sparked and interest with a broader audience.

While the original clip quickly went viral, it faced a YouTube takedown from moderators who believed it infringed on the rights  the record label that represents Major Lazer.

By Kim Metso - Yükleyenin kendi çalışması, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42545005

By Kim Metso – Yükleyenin kendi çalışması, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42545005

This led to a lawsuit in which Vie Vibe Music Group, CJ Stain’s record label, negotiated with Mad Decent to secure monetization rights to their respective artists’ intellectual property. Part of this agreement involves a multi-party obligation to take legal recourse towards finding the individual who leaked the song out in the first place.

Vie Vibe Music Group maintains that it did not infringe on the rights of the labels in involved Major Lazer, Justin Bieber or MØ. The label specifies that because the song was leaked, instead of being released publicly, it does not constitute a case of infringement – at least, not against the label. To this end, the label is asking the public for information related to who leaked the song and how it was obtained.

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